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0) Preliminaries
Before building you need to decide what language model toolkit (SRI's
or IRST's) you want to use.
If you want to use SRI's, you will need to download its source
and build it. The SRILM can be downloaded from
http://www.speech.sri.com/projects/srilm/download.html .
If you want to use IRST's, you will need to download its source
and build it. The IRSTLM can be downloaded from
http://sourceforge.net/projects/irstlm/
IMPORTANT: These instructions are for building the moses decoder ONLY,
the training and tuning SCRIPTS contained in scripts/ must be built
and installed separately. Also, they may require modification to
work in certain environments.
Versions 1.9 (or higher) of aclocal and automake are required.
For Mac OSX users:
Standard distribution usually includes versions 1.6.
Get correct versions, and set the environment variables ACLOCAL and
AUTOMAKE to the correct paths in ./regenerate-makefiles.sh.
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1) Instructions for building with SRILM
Build SRILM according to their release instructions. Make sure that
you DO NOT override the MACHINE_TYPE variable on the command line when
you do so, as this can lead to problems locating the library.
./regenerate-makefiles.sh
./configure [--with-srilm=/path/to/srilm] [--with-irstlm=/path/to/irstlm]
The resulting decoder binary will be moses-cmd/src/moses .
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2) Instructions for building with IRSTLM
Build IRSTLM according to its release instructions. Make sure that
you DO NOT override the MACHINE_TYPE variable on the command line when
you do so, as this can lead to problems locating the library.
./regenerate-makefiles.sh
./configure [--with-srilm=/path/to/srilm] [--with-irstlm=/path/to/irstlm]
The resulting decoder binary will be moses-cmd/src/moses .
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ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO BUILD ON UNIX AND OTHER PLATFORMS
Using Eclipse
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Tested on 32-bit Linux on x86 machines.
Please refer to the earlier instruction manual by Hieu Hoang which can be downloaded from
http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/s0565741/papers/developers-manual.pdf
Most of the manual is out of date, but the step-by-step instructions, with diagrams, for
building using Eclipse is still generally correct.
Eclipse 3.2 with SVN and CDT plugins are required. Get them yourself, or download the binaries from
http://www.statmt.org/moses/sample-data/library/eclipse.tgz
Microsoft Windows
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Tested on 32-bit Windows XP and Vista using Visual Studio 2005.
Again, refer to the old manual
http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/s0565741/papers/developers-manual.pdf
The Windows build doesn't use the SRI or IRST language model libraries as they can't be compiled
under Windows using Visual Studio. Instead, an internal language model, which behave like SRILM is used,
however, it can only handle up to trigrams.
Binaries for all external libraries needed can be downloaded from
http://www.statmt.org/moses/?n=Moses.LibrariesUsed
Only the decoder is developed and tested under Windows. There are difficulties using the training scripts under Windows, even with Cygwin.
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