Translators at work with TransType: Resource and Evaluation


Philippe Langlais (Université de Montréal)

Marie Loranger (Université de Montréal)

Guy Lapalme (Université de Montréal)


WO24: Applications Based On Written LRs


TransType is an interactive machine translation prototype which has been designed at RALI with the hope that it could efficiently assist translators in their day work. During spring 2001, the latest version of our prototype was evaluated in an in situ setting. We first describe our evaluation protocol and then analyse the data we obtained. Second, we know that TransType has been emulated and a few clones of it are already available. Therefore we have decided to open our log-files to the small but growing TransType community. We believe such a database to be a helpful resource for both the researchers involved in the TransType project, and also for all those interested in observing translators at work. Third, we briefly describe a free TransType Player tool that we have developped; that is, a JAVA application which allows a given log-file to be played back.


Interactive machine translation, In situ evaluation, Translation resources

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