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Table 13 

Examples from manual evaluation of ZH→EN output, selected from sentences with unanimous preference judgments for Moses (top) and our QPD model (bottom). R = reference; M = Moses, SSVM reranking; Q = QPD, TgtTree + TreeToTree.

Moses preferred: 
 
R the purpose of cheney's trip is to win supports of middle east countries in case of a u.s. attack on iraq. 
M cheney's trip is to lobby the middle east countries to support the us attack on iraq. 
Q cheney's trip was to lobby the middle east countries support us attacks on iraq. 
 
R he said, “after this conference, our position is clear to all.” 
M he said: “this time after the talks, our position is well known.” 
Q he said: “this round of talks, our position is well known.” 
 
R ukraine condemned us for interfering its internal affairs. 
M ukraine condemned the united states for interfering in its internal affairs. 
Q ukraine condemned the united states of interfering in its internal affairs. 
 
R former serbian interior minister, vlajko stojiljkovic, attempts to commit suicide. 
M yugoslavia, a former serbian interior minister tried to commit suicide. 
Q interior minister tried to commit suicide before the serbian republic of yugoslavia. 
 
R arafat died in a french hospital of an unknown illness on november 11. 
M arafat died in a french hospital on nov. 11, due to an unidentified disease. 
Q arafat died on nov. 11 in a french hospital, an unidentified disease. 
 
QPD preferred: 
 
R bush: nato must forge a new relationship with russia 
M bush said that the establishment of a new type of relationship between russia and nato must 
Q bush says nato must build new relations with russia 
 
R that would portend increased flows of glacial ice from antarctica and a rise in global sea levels, endangering low-lying land areas. 
M this bodes well for the antarctica ice flow will increase, the global sea level will rise in the lowlands, will cause harm to the region. 
Q this indicates that the antarctica's ice flow will increase, global sea level will rise, and will cause harm to the lowlands region. 
 
R this is the first sandstorm in north korea since spring this year. 
M this is the first since the spring of this year the sandstorms. 
Q this is the first sandstorm of the korean experience since spring this year. 
 
R “we really have to tackle the problem of street-crime. law-abiding citizens want to feel safe when they walk on the street. they want a peaceful life and untroubled by attack,” he said. 
M he said: “we really should rectify the order because of law-abiding citizens, in the hope of peace and security on the streets and on the living, not to be afraid of attacks.” 
Q he said: “we really should rectify the order in the streets, because law-abiding citizen hopes to secure a safe life on the streets, and don't need to fear will attack.” 
Moses preferred: 
 
R the purpose of cheney's trip is to win supports of middle east countries in case of a u.s. attack on iraq. 
M cheney's trip is to lobby the middle east countries to support the us attack on iraq. 
Q cheney's trip was to lobby the middle east countries support us attacks on iraq. 
 
R he said, “after this conference, our position is clear to all.” 
M he said: “this time after the talks, our position is well known.” 
Q he said: “this round of talks, our position is well known.” 
 
R ukraine condemned us for interfering its internal affairs. 
M ukraine condemned the united states for interfering in its internal affairs. 
Q ukraine condemned the united states of interfering in its internal affairs. 
 
R former serbian interior minister, vlajko stojiljkovic, attempts to commit suicide. 
M yugoslavia, a former serbian interior minister tried to commit suicide. 
Q interior minister tried to commit suicide before the serbian republic of yugoslavia. 
 
R arafat died in a french hospital of an unknown illness on november 11. 
M arafat died in a french hospital on nov. 11, due to an unidentified disease. 
Q arafat died on nov. 11 in a french hospital, an unidentified disease. 
 
QPD preferred: 
 
R bush: nato must forge a new relationship with russia 
M bush said that the establishment of a new type of relationship between russia and nato must 
Q bush says nato must build new relations with russia 
 
R that would portend increased flows of glacial ice from antarctica and a rise in global sea levels, endangering low-lying land areas. 
M this bodes well for the antarctica ice flow will increase, the global sea level will rise in the lowlands, will cause harm to the region. 
Q this indicates that the antarctica's ice flow will increase, global sea level will rise, and will cause harm to the lowlands region. 
 
R this is the first sandstorm in north korea since spring this year. 
M this is the first since the spring of this year the sandstorms. 
Q this is the first sandstorm of the korean experience since spring this year. 
 
R “we really have to tackle the problem of street-crime. law-abiding citizens want to feel safe when they walk on the street. they want a peaceful life and untroubled by attack,” he said. 
M he said: “we really should rectify the order because of law-abiding citizens, in the hope of peace and security on the streets and on the living, not to be afraid of attacks.” 
Q he said: “we really should rectify the order in the streets, because law-abiding citizen hopes to secure a safe life on the streets, and don't need to fear will attack.” 
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