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Unsupervised Measurement of Translation Quality Using Multi-engine, Bi-directional Translation

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Unsupervised Measurement of Translation Quality Using Multi-engine, Bi-directional Translation
Abstract. Lay people discussing machine translation systems often perform a round trip translation, that is translating a text into a foreign language and back, to measure the quality of the system. The idea behind this is that a good system will produce a round trip translation that is exactly (or perhaps very close to) the original text. However, people working with machine translation systems intuitively know that round trip translation is not a good evaluation method. In this article we will show empirically that round trip translation cannot be used as a measure of the quality of a machine translation system. Even when using translations of multiple machine translation systems into account, to reduce the impact of errors of a single system, round trip translation cannot be used to measure machine translation quality.
Menno van Zaanen, Simon Zwarts
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where AUSAI
Authors Menno van Zaanen, Simon Zwarts
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