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Title Using the TED Talks to Evaluate Spoken Post-editing of Machine Translation
Authors Jeevanthi Liyanapathirana and Andrei Popescu-Belis
Abstract This paper presents a solution to evaluate spoken post-editing of imperfect machine translation output by a human translator. We compare two approaches to the combination of machine translation (MT) and automatic speech recognition (ASR): a heuristic algorithm and a machine learning method. To obtain a data set with spoken post-editing information, we use the French version of TED talks as the source texts submitted to MT, and the spoken English counterparts as their corrections, which are submitted to an ASR system. We experiment with various levels of artificial ASR noise and also with a state-of-the-art ASR system. The results show that the combination of MT with ASR improves over both individual outputs of MT and ASR in terms of BLEU scores, especially when ASR performance is low.
Topics Machine Translation, SpeechToSpeech Translation, Speech Recognition/Understanding, Evaluation Methodologies
Full paper Using the TED Talks to Evaluate Spoken Post-editing of Machine Translation
Bibtex @InProceedings{LIYANAPATHIRANA16.1142,
  author = {Jeevanthi Liyanapathirana and Andrei Popescu-Belis},
  title = {Using the TED Talks to Evaluate Spoken Post-editing of Machine Translation},
  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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