Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Andy Way
Nano Gough

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
controlled evaluation metrics example based machine translation machine translating source language translation quality target language controlled language

Example-based controlled translation (2004)

Abstract The first research on integrating controlled language data in an Example-Based Machine Translation (EBMT) system was published in [Gough & Way, 2003]. We improve on their sub-sentential alignment algorithm to populate the system’s databases with more than six times as many potentially useful fragments. Together with two simple novel improvements—correcting mistranslations in the lexicon, and allowing multiple translations in the lexicon—translation quality improves considerably when target language translations are constrained. We also develop the first EBMT system which attempts to filter the source language data using controlled language specifications. We provide detailed automatic and human evaluations of a number of experiments carried out to test the quality of the system. We observe that our system outperforms Logomedia in a number of tests. Finally, despite conflicting results from different automatic evaluation metrics, we observe a preference for controlling the source data rather than the target translations.
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 = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
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: National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

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Andy Way, Nano Gough

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