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Andy Way
Jinhua Du
Xiaofeng Wu



statistical machine translation controlled language machine translating controlled authoring authoring tool language tools smt post editing

ProphetMT: a tree-based SMT-driven controlled language authoring/post-editing tools (2016)

Abstract This paper presents ProphetMT, a tree-based SMT-driven Controlled Language (CL) authoring and post-editing tool. ProphetMT employs the source-side rules in a translation model and provides them as auto-suggestions to users. Accordingly, one might say that users are writing in a ‘Controlled Language’ that is ‘understood’ by the computer. ProphetMT also allows users to easily attach structural information as they compose content. When a specific rule is selected, a partial translation is promptly generated on-the-fly with the help of the structural information. Our experiments conducted on English-to-Chinese show that our proposed ProphetMT system can not only better regularise an author’s writing behaviour, but also significantly improve translation fluency which is vital to reduce the post-editing time. Additionally, when the writing and translation process is over, ProphetMT can provide an effective colour scheme to further improve the productivity of post-editors by explicitly featuring the relations between the source and target rules.
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 -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: ADAPT
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Machine translating

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Andy Way, Jinhua Du, Xiaofeng Wu

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Andy Way
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 229
Jinhua Du
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 38
Xiaofeng Wu
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 4