Designing a Machine Translation System for Canadian Weather Warnings: a Case Study

TitreDesigning a Machine Translation System for Canadian Weather Warnings: a Case Study
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuteursGotti, F., P. Langlais, and G. Lapalme
JournalNatural Language Engineering
Volume20
Ticket3
Pagination399-433
Date Published07/2014
PublisherCambridge University Press
Mots-clésmachine translation
RésuméIn this paper we describe the many steps involved in building a production quality Machine Translation system for translating weather warnings between French and English. Although in principle this task may seem straightforward, the details, especially corpus preparation and final text presentation, involve many difficult aspects that are often glossed over in the literature. On top of the classic Statistical Machine Translation evaluation metric results, four manual evaluations have been performed to assess and improve translation quality. We also show the usefulness of the integration of out-of-domain information sources in a Statistical Machine Translation system to produce high quality translated text.
URLhttp://journals.cambridge.org/repo_A88UHf97
DOI10.1017/S135132491300003X
Refereed DesignationRefereed