Paper: Subsentential Translation Memory For Computer Assisted Writing And Translation

ACL ID P04-3004
Title Subsentential Translation Memory For Computer Assisted Writing And Translation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2004
Authors

This paper describes a database of translation memory, TotalRecall, developed to encourage authentic and idiomatic use in second language writing. TotalRecall is a bilingual concordancer that support search query in English or Chinese for relevant sentences and translations. Although initially intended for learners of English as Foreign Language (EFL) in Taiwan, it is a gold mine of texts in English or Mandarin Chinese. TotalRecall is particularly useful for those who write in or translate into a foreign language. We exploited and structured existing high-quality translations from bilingual corpora from a Taiwan-based Sinorama Magazine and Official Records of Hong Kong Legislative Council to build a bilingual concordance. Novel approaches were taken to provide high- precision bilingual ali...