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EAMT 2005 Conference Proceedings 1 Codified Close Translation as a Standard for MT
 

Summary: EAMT 2005 Conference Proceedings 1
Codified Close Translation as a Standard for MT
Lars Ahrenberg
Department of Computer and Information Science
Linköpings universitet, SE ­ 58183 Linköping, Sweden
lah@ida.liu.se
Abstract. This paper proposes that quality criteria are set up for machine translation
systems that attempt to capture what can be considered the upper limit for the performance
of MT systems. It argues that the best performance MT currently should aim for is close
translation, and that attempts should be made to codify what that entails for any given
language pair. Some guidelines for the selection of close translations are proposed and their
application on concrete examples drawn from an English-Swedish parallel corpus is
discussed. The definition of different quality levels in relation to a high-quality standard is
also touched upon.
1. Introduction
Machine translation research and development
have long since abandoned the goals of "Fully
automatic high quality" translation. While this
is obviously a realistic decision, one may
wonder if anything has come to replace it.

  

Source: Ahrenberg, Lars - Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköpings Universitet

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences