How productive is Machine Translation? (Friday seminar)

carla_sqCarla Parra Escartín (Hermes, Spain): Machine Translation Evaluation and Productivity Thresholds for Machine Translation Post-Editing Tasks

Time and place: April 22, 2016 at 14:15 in HF:435

Abstract: Machine Translation has become a reality in the translation industry. Over the past few years, translators have experienced the introduction of Machine Translation Post-Editing tasks in their workflows, However, the question of whether MT output has a positive impact in productivity is still open. In an experiment, the productivity of ten professional translators was measured when translating from scratch, post-editing Translation Memory fuzzy matches and post-editing Machine Translation output. The results and the productivity thresholds will be discussed.

Short bio: Carla Parra Escartín obtained her PhD in Computational Linguistics at the University of Bergen and is currently a post-doctoral researcher at Hermes Traducciones y Servicios Lingüísticos, a Spanish translation company. She works as Experienced Researcher within the EXPERT ITN. To see her work within the EXPERT project, visit:

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