Paper: Black-box integration of heterogeneous bilingual resources into an interactive translation system

ACL ID W14-0309
Title Black-box integration of heterogeneous bilingual resources into an interactive translation system
Venue EACL Workshop on Humans and Computer-assisted Translation
Session
Year 2014
Authors

The objective of interactive translation prediction (ITP) is to assist human trans- lators in the translation of texts by making context-based computer-generated sug- gestions as they type. Most of the ITP systems in literature are strongly coupled with a statistical machine translation sys- tem that is conveniently adapted to provide the suggestions. In this paper, however, we propose a resource-agnostic approach in which the suggestions are obtained from any bilingual resource (a machine transla- tion system, a translation memory, a bilin- gual dictionary, etc.) that provides target- language equivalents for source-language segments. These bilingual resources are considered to be black boxes and do not need to be adapted to the peculiarities of the ITP system. Our evaluation shows that s...