Paper: Termight: Identifying And Translating Technical Terminology

ACL ID A94-1006
Title Termight: Identifying And Translating Technical Terminology
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1994

We propose a semi-automatic tool, ter- might, that helps professional translators and terminologists identify technical terms and their translations. The tool makes use of part-of-speech tagging and word- alignment programs to extract candidate terms and their translations. Although the extraction programs are far from perfect, it isn't too hard for the user to filter out the wheat from the chaff. The extraction algorithms emphasize completeness. Alter- native proposals are likely to miss impor- tant but infrequent terms/translations. To reduce the burden on the user during the filtering phase, candidates are presented in a convenient order, along with some useful concordance evidence, in an interface that is designed to minimize keystrokes. Ter- might is currently being used by the trans-...