Paper: Evaluating Term Extraction Methods for Interpreters

ACL ID W14-4811
Title Evaluating Term Extraction Methods for Interpreters
Venue CompuTerm International Workshop On Computational Terminology
Year 2014

The study investigates term extraction methods using comparable corpora for interpreters. Simul- taneous interpreting requires efficient use of highly specialised domain-specific terminology in the working languages of an interpreter with limited time to prepare for new topics. We evaluate several terminology extraction methods for Chinese and English using settings which replicate real-life scenarios, concerning the task difficulty, the range of terms and the amount of mate- rials available, etc. We also investigate interpreters? perception on the usefulness of automatic termlists. The results show the accuracy of the terminology extraction pipelines is not perfect, as their precision ranges from 27% on short texts to 83% on longer corpora for English, 24% to 31% on Chinese. Nevertheless,...