Paper: Translation Assistance by Translation of L1 Fragments in an L2 Context

ACL ID P14-1082
Title Translation Assistance by Translation of L1 Fragments in an L2 Context
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

In this paper we present new research in translation assistance. We describe a sys- tem capable of translating native language (L1) fragments to foreign language (L2) fragments in an L2 context. Practical ap- plications of this research can be framed in the context of second language learning. The type of translation assistance system under investigation here encourages lan- guage learners to write in their target lan- guage while allowing them to fall back to their native language in case the correct word or expression is not known. These code switches are subsequently translated to L2 given the L2 context. We study the feasibility of exploiting cross-lingual context to obtain high-quality translation suggestions that improve over statistical language modelling and word-sense dis- ambigua...