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Productivity and quality in the post-editing of outputs from translation memories and machine translation

Guerberof Arenas, Ana orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-9820-7074 (2008) Productivity and quality in the post-editing of outputs from translation memories and machine translation. Localisation Focus The International Journal of Localisation, 7 (1). pp. 11-21. ISSN 1649-2358

Machine-translated segments are increasingly included as fuzzy matches within the translation-memory systems in the localisation workflow. This study presents preliminary results on the correlation between these two types of segments in terms of productivity and final quality. In order to test these variables, we set up an experiment with a group of eight professional translators using an on-line post-editing tool and a statistical-based machine translation engine. The translators were asked to translate new, machine-translated and translation-memory segments from the 80-90 percent value range using a post-editing tool without actually knowing the origin of each segment, and to complete a questionnaire. The findings suggest that translators have higher productivity and quality when using machine-translated output than when processing fuzzy matches from translation memories. Furthermore, translators' technical experience seems to have an impact on productivity but not on quality.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:translation memory; machine translation; post-editing; revision; productivity; quality; errors; editing; professional translators; experience; fuzzy match; processing speed; localisation
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine translating
Humanities > Translating and interpreting
Humanities > Spanish language
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
Research Institutes and Centres > ADAPT
Publisher:Localisation Research Centre, CSIS Department, University of Limerick.
Official URL:http://www.localisation.ie/sites/default/files/res...
Copyright Information:Copyright: © 2008 Localisation Research Centre
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:23672
Deposited On:16 Sep 2019 10:00 by Ana Guerberof . Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 10:00

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