BioNMT: A Biomedical Neural Machine Translation System

  • Hongtao Liu
  • Yanchun Liang
  • Liupu Wang
  • Xiaoyue Feng
  • Renchu Guan


To solve the problem of translation of professional vocabulary in the biomedical field and help biological researchers to translate and understand foreign language documents, we proposed a semantic disambiguation model and external dictionaries to build a novel translation model for biomedical texts based on the transformer model. The proposed biomedical neural machine translation system (BioNMT) adopts the sequence-to-sequence translation framework, which is based on deep neural networks. To construct the specialized vocabulary of biology and medicine, a hybrid corpus was obtained using a crawler system extracting from universal corpus and biomedical corpus. The experimental results showed that BioNMT which composed by professional biological dictionary and Transformer model increased the bilingual evaluation understudy (BLEU) value by 14.14%, and the perplexity was reduced by 40%. And compared with Google Translation System and Baidu Translation System, BioNMT achieved better translations about paragraphs and resolve the ambiguity of biomedical name entities to greatly improved.


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How to Cite
LIU, Hongtao et al. BioNMT: A Biomedical Neural Machine Translation System. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS COMMUNICATIONS & CONTROL, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 6, nov. 2020. ISSN 1841-9844. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 12 apr. 2021. doi: