Source Text Characteristics and Technical and Temporal Post-Editing Effort: What is Their Relationship

Midori Tatsumi, Johann Roturier


Abstract
This paper focuses on the relationship between source text characteristics (ambiguity, complexity and style compliance) and machine-translation post-editing effort (both temporal and technical). Post-editing data is collected in a traditional translation environment and subsequently plotted against textual scores produced by a range of systems. Our findings show some strong correlation between ambiguity and complexity scores and technical post-editing effort, as well as moderate correlation between one of the style guide compliance scores and temporal post-editing effort.
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2010.jec-1.6
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Proceedings of the Second Joint EM+/CNGL Workshop: Bringing MT to the User: Research on Integrating MT in the Translation Industry
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November 4
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2010
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Denver, Colorado, USA
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AMTA | JEC
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Association for Machine Translation in the Americas
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43–52
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