Paper: An Evaluation Of The Usefulness Of Machine Translations Produced At The National Physical Laboratory Teddington With A Summary Of The Translation Methods

ACL ID C67-1002
Title An Evaluation Of The Usefulness Of Machine Translations Produced At The National Physical Laboratory Teddington With A Summary Of The Translation Methods
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1967
Authors

review, &c.), and they will have the freedom to ignore unimportant sections of such units an& to use sentence or paragraph context (or even remoter references) to help elucidate obscure sections. More specifically, a particular sentence may be poorly translate~, but because the reader can see that this is not an important sentence or because the context of (hopefUlly, better-translated) neighbourin6 sentences clarifies its meaning, that sentence may not affect at all an adequate comprehension of the whole. Both these constraints are reflected in our evaluation experiment. We ensured that our evaluators were expert in the -I - field of the material they were evaluating, and also that they commented on the adequacy of an information unit as a whole, not on individual sentences. We have incl...