Paper: End-to-End Evaluation in Simultaneous Translation

ACL ID E09-1040
Title End-to-End Evaluation in Simultaneous Translation
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2009

This paper presents the end-to-end evalu- ation of an automatic simultaneous trans- lation system, built with state-of-the-art components. It shows whether, and for which situations, such a system might be advantageous when compared to a human interpreter. Using speeches in English translated into Spanish, we present the evaluation procedure and we discuss the results both for the recognition and trans- lation components as well as for the over- all system. Even if the translation process remains the Achilles’ heel of the system, the results show that the system can keep at least half of the information, becoming potentially useful for final users.