Paper: Beyond Linguistic Equivalence. An Empirical Study of Translation Evaluation in a Translation Learner Corpus

ACL ID W14-0308
Title Beyond Linguistic Equivalence. An Empirical Study of Translation Evaluation in a Translation Learner Corpus
Venue EACL Workshop on Humans and Computer-assisted Translation
Session
Year 2014
Authors

The realisation that fully automatic trans- lation in many settings is still far from producing output that is equal or superior to human translation has lead to an in- tense interest in translation evaluation in the MT community. However, research in this field, by now, has not only largely ig- nored the tremendous amount of relevant knowledge available in a closely related discipline, namely translation studies, but also failed to provide a deeper understand- ing of the nature of "translation errors" and "translation quality". This paper presents an empirical take on the latter concept, translation quality, by comparing human and automatic evaluations of learner trans- lations in the KOPTE corpus. We will show that translation studies provide so- phisticated concepts for translation qual...