Paper: Quantifying the Influence of MT Output in the Translators' Performance: A Case Study in Technical Translation

ACL ID W14-0314
Title Quantifying the Influence of MT Output in the Translators' Performance: A Case Study in Technical Translation
Venue EACL Workshop on Humans and Computer-assisted Translation
Session
Year 2014
Authors

This paper presents experiments on the use of machine translation output for technical translation. MT output was used to pro- duced translation memories that were used with a commercial CAT tool. Our exper- iments investigate the impact of the use of different translation memories contain- ing MT output in translations? quality and speed compared to the same task without the use of translation memory. We evalu- ated the performance of 15 novice transla- tors translating technical English texts into German. Results suggest that translators are on average over 28% faster when us- ing TM.