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Title MoBiL: A Hybrid Feature Set for Automatic Human Translation Quality Assessment
Authors Yu Yuan, Serge Sharoff and Bogdan Babych
Abstract In this paper we introduce MoBiL, a hybrid Monolingual, Bilingual and Language modelling feature set and feature selection and evaluation framework. The set includes translation quality indicators that can be utilized to automatically predict the quality of human translations in terms of content adequacy and language fluency. We compare MoBiL with the QuEst baseline set by using them in classifiers trained with support vector machine and relevance vector machine learning algorithms on the same data set. We also report an experiment on feature selection to opt for fewer but more informative features from MoBiL. Our experiments show that classifiers trained on our feature set perform consistently better in predicting both adequacy and fluency than the classifiers trained on the baseline feature set. MoBiL also performs well when used with both support vector machine and relevance vector machine algorithms.
Topics Evaluation Methodologies, Statistical and Machine Learning Methods, Document Classification, Text categorisation
Full paper MoBiL: A Hybrid Feature Set for Automatic Human Translation Quality Assessment
Bibtex @InProceedings{YUAN16.941,
  author = {Yu Yuan and Serge Sharoff and Bogdan Babych},
  title = {MoBiL: A Hybrid Feature Set for Automatic Human Translation Quality Assessment},
  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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