English to Kurdish Rule-based Machine Translation System


  • kanaan mikael Kaka-Khan Department of Computer Science – College of Science and Technology - University of Human Development, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3775-1954




MT, SMT, Apertuim, Morphological, Evaluation, Bilingual


In this paper we present a machine translation system developed to translate simple English sentences to Kurdish. The system is based on the (apertuim) free open source engine that provides the environment and the required tools to develop a machine translation system. The developed system is used to translate some as simple sentence, compound sentence, phrases and idioms from English to Kurdish. The resulting translation is then evaluated manually for accuracy and completeness compared to the result produced by the popular (inKurdish) English to Kurdish machine translation system. The result shows that our system is more accurate than inkurdish system. This paper contributes towards the ongoing effort to achieve full machine-based translation in general and English to Kurdish machine translation in specific.


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