Paper: Translation memory retrieval methods

ACL ID E14-1022
Title Translation memory retrieval methods
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

Translation Memory (TM) systems are one of the most widely used translation technologies. An important part of TM systems is the matching algorithm that de- termines what translations get retrieved from the bank of available translations to assist the human translator. Although detailed accounts of the matching algo- rithms used in commercial systems can?t be found in the literature, it is widely believed that edit distance algorithms are used. This paper investigates and eval- uates the use of several matching algo- rithms, including the edit distance algo- rithm that is believed to be at the heart of most modern commercial TM systems. This paper presents results showing how well various matching algorithms corre- late with human judgments of helpfulness (collected via crowdsourcing with ...