Paper: Using Comparable Corpora To Solve Problems Difficult For Human Translators

ACL ID P06-2095
Title Using Comparable Corpora To Solve Problems Difficult For Human Translators
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2006
Authors

In this paper we present a tool that uses comparable corpora to find appropriate translation equivalents for expressions that are considered by translators as difficult. For a phrase in the source language the tool identifies a range of possible expres- sions used in similar contexts in target lan- guage corpora and presents them to the translator as a list of suggestions. In the paper we discuss the method and present results of human evaluation of the perfor- mance of the tool, which highlight its use- fulness when dictionary solutions are lack- ing.