Paper: Translation Class Instruction as Collaboration in the Act of Translation

ACL ID W14-1805
Title Translation Class Instruction as Collaboration in the Act of Translation
Venue Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications
Session
Year 2014
Authors

The paper offers an effective way of teacher-student computer-based collabo- ration in translation class. We show how a quantitative-qualitative method of analysis supported by word alignment technology can be applied to student translations for use in the classroom. The combined use of natural-language pro- cessing and manual techniques enables students to ?co-emerge? during highly motivated collaborative sessions. Within the advocated approach, students are pro- active seekers for a better translation (grade) in a teacher-centered computer- based peer-assisted translation class.