Paper: TotalRecall: A Bilingual Concordance For Computer Assisted Translation And Language Learning

ACL ID P03-2040
Title TotalRecall: A Bilingual Concordance For Computer Assisted Translation And Language Learning
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2003
Authors

This paper describes a Web-based Eng- lish-Chinese concordance system, Total- Recall, developed to promote translation reuse and encourage authentic and idio- matic use in second language writing. We exploited and structured existing high- quality translations from the bilingual Si- norama Magazine to build the concor- dance of authentic text and translation. Novel approaches were taken to provide high-precision bilingual alignment on the sentence, phrase and word levels. A browser-based user interface (UI) is also developed for ease of access over the Internet. Users can search for word, phrase or expression in English or Chi- nese. The Web-based user interface facili- tates the recording of the user actions to provide data for further research.