surface string

10:22 May 23, 2018
English to French translations [PRO]
Linguistics / computational linguistics
English term or phrase: surface string
Hi there / Bonjour,

I'm translating a patent on computational linguistics as part of an exercise for uni and I'm having trouble finding a French equivalent for the term 'surface string.' The patent text goes as follow: 'Beginning with a word alignment, all contiguous source and target word sequences (contiguous on the surface strings) are gathered as possible phrase translation pairs or alignment templates.' The whole text can be found at

Does it have anything to do with "construction verbale en série" or "forme de surface"?

Thanks very much for your help in advance,
Best regards,

Louise Van Gheluwe
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:03

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