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Miguel Domingo, Mara Chinea-Rios, Francisco Casacuberta. Historical Documents Modernization. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT), 2017. pp. 295-306.

Historical documents are mostly accessible to scholars specialized in the period in which the document originated. In order to increase their accessibility to a broader audience and help in the preservation of the cultural heritage, we propose a method to modernized these documents. This method is based in statistical machine translation, and aims at translating historical documents into a modern version of their original language. We tested this method in two different scenarios, obtaining very encouraging results.