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Accession Number ADA562692
Title Toward Determining the Comprehensibility of Machine Translations.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 8p
Personal Author A. Schmidt-Nielsen D. Perzanowski K. Gupta L. Sibert T. Maney
Abstract Economic globalization and the needs of the intelligence community have brought ma-chine translation into the forefront. There are not enough skilled human translators to meet the growing demand for high quality transla- tions or 'good enough' translations that suf-fice only to enable understanding. Much research has been done in creating transla-tion systems to aid human translators and to evaluate the output of these systems. Metrics for the latter have primarily focused on im-proving the overall quality of entire test sets but not on gauging the understanding of in-dividual sentences or paragraphs. Therefore, we have focused on developing a theory of translation effectiveness by isolating a set of translation variables and measuring their ef-fects on the comprehension of translations. In the following study, we focus on investi- gating how certain linguistic permutations, omissions, and insertions affect the under-standing of translated texts.
Keywords Intelligence
Machine translation
Test sets

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
44T - Data & Information Systems
Corporate Author Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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