Paper: SORT: An Interactive Source-Rewriting Tool for Improved Translation

ACL ID P13-4015
Title SORT: An Interactive Source-Rewriting Tool for Improved Translation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2013
Authors

The quality of automatic translation is af- fected by many factors. One is the diver- gence between the specific source and tar- get languages. Another lies in the source text itself, as some texts are more com- plex than others. One way to handle such texts is to modify them prior to transla- tion. Yet, an important factor that is of- ten overlooked is the source translatabil- ity with respect to the specific translation system and the specific model that are be- ing used. In this paper we present an in- teractive system where source modifica- tions are induced by confidence estimates that are derived from the translation model in use. Modifications are automatically generated and proposed for the user?s ap- proval. Such a system can reduce post- editing effort, replacing it by cost-effec...