Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Andy Way
Matthias Huck
Iris Hendrickx
Kostadin Cholakov
Vilelmini Sosoni
Katia Kermanidis
Antal van den Bosch
Valia Kordoni

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
machine translating moocs educational technology crowdsourcing sentiment analysis distance education statistical machine translation crowdflower entity recognition

Enhancing access to online education: quality machine translation of MOOC content (2016)

Abstract The present work is an overview of the TraMOOC (Translation for Massive Open Online Courses) research and innovation project, a machine translation approach for online educational content. More specifically, videolectures, assignments, and MOOC forum text is automatically translated from English into eleven European and BRIC languages. Unlike previous approaches to machine translation, the output quality in TraMOOC relies on a multimodal evaluation schema that involves crowdsourcing, error type markup, an error taxonomy for translation model comparison, and implicit evaluation via text mining, i.e. entity recognition and its performance comparison between the source and the translated text, and sentiment analysis on the students' forum posts. Finally, the evaluation output will result in more and better quality in-domain parallel data that will be fed back to the translation engine for higher quality output. The translation service will be incorporated into the Iversity MOOC platform and into the VideoLectures.net digital library portal
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: ADAPT
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Distance education
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Machine translating
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Educational technology

Full list of authors on original publication

Andy Way, Matthias Huck, Iris Hendrickx, Kostadin Cholakov, Vilelmini Sosoni, Katia Kermanidis, Antal van den Bosch, Valia Kordoni

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