Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Andy Way
Johann Roturier
Jinhua Du

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
comparative study machine translating statistical machine translation translation memory english language evaluation metrics french language translation quality

TMX markup: a challenge when adapting SMT to the localisation environment (2010)

Abstract Translation memory (TM) plays an important role in localisation workflows and is used as an efficient and fundamental tool to carry out translation. In recent years, statistical machine translation (SMT) techniques have been rapidly developed, and the translation quality and speed have been significantly improved as well. However, when applying SMT technique to facilitate post-editing in the localisation industry, we need to adapt SMT to the TM data which is formatted with special mark-up. In this paper, we explore some issues when adapting SMT to Symantec formatted TM data. Three different methods are proposed to handle the Translation Memory eXchange (TMX) markup and a comparative study is carried out between them. Furthermore, we also compare the TMX-based SMT systems with a customised SYSTRAN system through human evaluation and automatic evaluation metrics. The experimental results conducted on the French and English language pair show that the SMT can perform well using TMX as input format either during training or at runtime.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Machine translating
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

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Andy Way, Johann Roturier, Jinhua Du

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Dublin City University
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