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Title ESCAPE: a Large-scale Synthetic Corpus for Automatic Post-Editing
Authors Matteo Negri, Marco Turchi, Rajen Chatterjee and Nicola Bertoldi
Abstract Training models for the automatic correction of machine-translated text usually relies on data consisting of (source,MT, human post-edit) triplets providing, for each source sentence, examples of translation errors with the corresponding corrections made by a human post-editor. Ideally, a large amount of data of this kind should allow the model to learn reliable correction patterns and effectively apply them at test stage on unseen (source, MT) pairs. In practice, however, their limited availability calls for solutions that also integrate in the training process other sources of knowledge. Along this direction, state-of-the-art results have been recently achieved by systems that, in addition to a limited amount of available training data, exploit artificial corpora that approximate elements of the “gold” training instances with automatic translations. Following this idea, we present eSCAPE, the largest freely-available Synthetic Corpus for Automatic Post-Editing released so far. eSCAPE consists of millions of entries in which the MTelement of the training triplets has been obtained by translating the source side of publicly-available parallel corpora, and using the target side as an artificial human post-edit.Translations are obtained both with phrase-based and neural models. For each MT paradigm, eSCAPE contains 7.2 million triplets forEnglish–German and 3.3 millions for English–Italian, resulting in a total of 14,4 and 6,6 million instances respectively. The usefulness of eSCAPE is proved through experiments in a general-domain scenario, the most challenging one for automatic post-editing. For both language directions, the models trained on our artificial data always improve MT quality with statistically significant gains.
Topics Other, Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.), Machine Translation, Speechtospeech Translation
Full paper ESCAPE: a Large-scale Synthetic Corpus for Automatic Post-Editing
Bibtex @InProceedings{NEGRI18.282,
  author = {Matteo Negri and Marco Turchi and Rajen Chatterjee and Nicola Bertoldi},
  title = "{ESCAPE: a Large-scale Synthetic Corpus for Automatic Post-Editing}",
  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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