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Testing students' understanding of complex transfer

Way, Andy (2002) Testing students' understanding of complex transfer. In: 6th EAMT Workshop: Teaching Machine Translation., 14-15 November 2002, Manchester, UK.

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Courses on Machine Translation (MT) need to be tailored to different sets of students with differing skills and demands (Kenny & Way, 2001) Nevertheless, any contemporary course on MT ought to equip students with at least a superficial knowledge of the differences between rule-based and statistical MT direct and indirect approaches and transfer- based and interlingual systems. With regard to this latter distinction, the issue of complex transfer is an integral component to this section of a course on MT, whether this be to computational linguists, translators or language students. This paper presents a method of assessing the level of understanding of the issues pertaining to complex transfer for final year undergraduates studying a degree programme in Computational Linguistics. The intention is that this methodology may contribute to a suite of exercises which may be used by other instructors in Machine Translation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Workshop
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine translating
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:European Association for Machine Translation
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15829
Deposited On:24 Nov 2010 13:08 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 24 Nov 2010 13:08

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