Paper: Asymmetric Features Of Human Generated Translation

ACL ID D14-1018
Title Asymmetric Features Of Human Generated Translation
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

Distinct properties of translated text have been the subject of research in linguistics for many year (Baker, 1993). In recent years computational methods have been developed to empirically verify the lin- guistic theories about translated text (Ba- roni and Bernardini, 2006). While many characteristics of translated text are more apparent in comparison to the original text, most of the prior research has fo- cused on monolingual features of trans- lated and original text. The contribution of this work is introducing bilingual fea- tures that are capable of explaining dif- ferences in translation direction using lo- calized linguistic phenomena at the phrase or sentence level, rather than using mono- lingual statistics at the document level. We show that these bilingual features out- perfo...