B7: Modelling Human Translation with a Noisy Channel

Human translation is modelled on the basis of a noisy channel, as commonly done in machine  translation. The two main objectives of translation, source language fidelity and target language conformity,  are modelled probabilistically.
Different modes (interpreting, translation) and levels of expertise (learner, professional) are considered. The data set we use are translations of speeches from the EU Parliament which are compiled into a corpus. Computational translation models are built, which provide the basis for several studies on translationese, translation adequacy as well as translation complexity.

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2020

Bizzoni, Yuri; Juzek, Tom S; España-Bonet, Cristina; Chowdhury, Koel Dutta; van Genabith, Josef; Teich, Elke

How Human is Machine Translationese? Comparing Human and Machine Translations of Text and Speech Inproceedings

The 17th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation, Seattle, WA, United States, 2020.

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2019

Bizzoni, Yuri; Teich, Elke

Analyzing variation in translation through neural semantic spaces Inproceedings

2019.

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Karakanta, Alina; Menzel, Katrin; Przybyl, Heike; Teich, Elke

Detecting linguistic variation in translated vs. interpreted texts using relative entropy Inproceedings

Empirical Investigations in the Forms of Mediated Discourse at the European Parliament, Thematic Session at the 49th Poznan Linguistic Meeting (PLM2019), Poznan, 2019.

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2018

Collard, Camille; Przybyl, Heike; Defrancq, Bart

Interpreting into an SOV Language: Memory and the Position of the Verb. A Corpus-Based Comparative Study of Interpreted and Non-mediated Speech. Journal Article

Meta, 63 (3), pp. 695-716, 2018.

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Karakanta, Alina; Vela, Mihaela; Teich, Elke

EuroParl-UdS: Preserving and Extending Metadata in Parliamentary Debates Inproceedings

ParlaCLARIN workshop, 11th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC2018), Miyazaki, Japan, 2018.

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Karakanta, Alina; Przybyl, Heike; Teich, Elke

Exploring Variation in Translation with Relative Entropy Inproceedings

International Symposium on Parallel Corpora ECETT / PaCor 2018, Madrid, Spain, 2018.

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Karakanta, Alina; Vela, Mihaela; Teich, Elke

Preserving Metadata from Parliamentary Debates Inproceedings

Fišer, Darja; Eskevich, Maria; de Jong, Franciska (Ed.): Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), European Language Resources Association (ELRA), Paris, France, 2018.

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Elke Teich

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Tom Juzek

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Yuri Bizzoni

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Mihaela Vela

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Katrin Menzel

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