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Title TQ-AutoTest – An Automated Test Suite for (Machine) Translation Quality
Authors Vivien Macketanz, Renlong Ai, Aljoscha Burchardt and Hans Uszkoreit
Abstract In several areas of NLP evaluation, test suites have been used to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of systems. Today, Machine Translation (MT) quality is usually assessed by shallow automatic comparisons of MT outputs with reference corpora resulting in a number. Especially the trend towards neural MT has renewed peoples’ interest in better and more analytical diagnostic methods for MT quality. In this paper we present TQ-AutoTest, a novel framework that supports a linguistic evaluation of (machine) translations using test suites. Our current test suites comprise about 5000 handcrafted test items for the language pair German–English. The framework supports the creation of tests and the semi-automatic evaluation of the MT results using regular expressions. The expressions help to classify the results as correct, incorrect or as requiring a manual check. The approach can easily be extended to other NLP tasks where test suites can be used such as evaluating (one-shot) dialogue systems.
Topics Evaluation Methodologies, Tools, Systems, Applications, Machine Translation, Speechtospeech Translation
Full paper TQ-AutoTest – An Automated Test Suite for (Machine) Translation Quality
Bibtex @InProceedings{MACKETANZ18.121,
  author = {Vivien Macketanz and Renlong Ai and Aljoscha Burchardt and Hans Uszkoreit},
  title = "{TQ-AutoTest – An Automated Test Suite for (Machine) Translation Quality}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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