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Title Manual and Automatic Paraphrases for MT Evaluation
Authors Aleš Tamchyna and Petra Barancikova
Abstract Paraphrasing of reference translations has been shown to improve the correlation with human judgements in automatic evaluation of machine translation (MT) outputs. In this work, we present a new dataset for evaluating English-Czech translation based on automatic paraphrases. We compare this dataset with an existing set of manually created paraphrases and find that even automatic paraphrases can improve MT evaluation. We have also propose and evaluate several criteria for selecting suitable reference translations from a larger set.
Topics Machine Translation, SpeechToSpeech Translation, Evaluation Methodologies, Corpus (Creation, Annotation, etc.)
Full paper Manual and Automatic Paraphrases for MT Evaluation
Bibtex @InProceedings{TAMCHYNA16.1119,
  author = {Aleš Tamchyna and Petra Barancikova},
  title = {Manual and Automatic Paraphrases for MT Evaluation},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
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