Pivot translation is translation from one language to another through an intermediate (or pivot, bridge, etc.) language. For example if you have language pairs for a → c and c → b, you could make a pivot translation between a → b through c.
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- J. Hajič, J. Hric, and V. Kuboň (2000) "Machine Translation of Very Close Languages". Proceedings of the sixth conference on Applied natural language processing. Seattle, Washington pp. 7--12
- J. Hajič, P. Homola, and V. Kuboň. (2003) "A simple multilingual machine translation system". Proceedings of the MT Summit IX, New Orleans, 2003
- P. Homola, V. Kuboň (2004) "A Translation Model For Languages of Acceding Countries". Proceedings of EAMT Workshop La Valetta, Malta
- B. Babych, A. Hartley, & S. Sharoff (2007) "Translating from under-resourced languages: comparing direct transfer against pivot translation". Proceedings of the MT Summit XI, 10-14 September 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark. pp. 29--35