Paper: Blast: A Tool for Error Analysis of Machine Translation Output

ACL ID P11-4010
Title Blast: A Tool for Error Analysis of Machine Translation Output
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2011
Authors

We present BLAST, an open source tool for er- ror analysis of machine translation (MT) out- put. We believe that error analysis, i.e., to identify and classify MT errors, should be an integralpartofMTdevelopment, sinceitgives a qualitative view, which is not obtained by standard evaluation methods. BLAST can aid MT researchers and users in this process, by providing an easy-to-use graphical user inter- face. It is designed to be flexible, and can be used with any MT system, language pair, and error typology. The annotation task can be aided by highlighting similarities with a ref- erence translation.