Alan K. Melby

Also published as: Alan Melby


2018

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Tutorial: MQM-DQF: A Good Marriage (Translation Quality for the 21st Century)
Arle Lommel | Alan Melby
Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (Volume 2: User Track)

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Translation API Cases and Classes (TAPICC)
Alan Melby
Proceedings of the AMTA 2018 Workshop on The Role of Authoritative Standards in the MT Environment

2015

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QT21: A new era for translators and the computer
Alan Melby
Proceedings of Translating and the Computer 37

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Quality evaluation of four translations of a kidney document: focus on reliability
Alan K. Melby
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit XV: User Track

2014

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LexTerm Manager: Design for an Integrated Lexicography and Terminology System
Joshua Elliot | Logan Kearsley | Jason Housley | Alan Melby
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)

We present a design for a multi-modal database system for lexical information that can be accessed in either lexicographical or terminological views. The use of a single merged data model makes it easy to transfer common information between termbases and dictionaries, thus facilitating information sharing and re-use. Our combined model is based on the LMF and TMF metamodels for lexicographical and terminological databases and is compatible with both, thus allowing for the import of information from existing dictionaries and termbases, which may be transferred to the complementary view and re-exported. We also present a new Linguistic Configuration Model, analogous to a TBX XCS file, which can be used to specify multiple language-specific schemata for validating and understanding lexical information in a single database. Linguistic configurations are mutable and can be refined and evolved over time as understanding of documentary needs improves. The system is designed with a client-server architecture using the HTTP protocol, allowing for the independent implementation of multiple clients for specific use cases and easy deployment over the web.

2012

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Reliably Assessing the Quality of Post-edited Translation Based on Formalized Structured Translation Specifications
Alan K. Melby | Jason Housley | Paul J. Fields | Emily Tuioti
Workshop on Post-Editing Technology and Practice

Post-editing of machine translation has become more common in recent years. This has created the need for a formal method of assessing the performance of post-editors in terms of whether they are able to produce post-edited target texts that follow project specifications. This paper proposes the use of formalized structured translation specifications (FSTS) as a basis for post-editor assessment. To determine if potential evaluators are able to reliably assess the quality of post-edited translations, an experiment used texts representing the work of five fictional post-editors. Two software applications were developed to facilitate the assessment: the Ruqual Specifications Writer, which aids in establishing post-editing project specifications; and Ruqual Rubric Viewer, which provides a graphical user interface for constructing a rubric in a machine-readable format. Seventeen non-experts rated the translation quality of each simulated post-edited text. Intraclass correlation analysis showed evidence that the evaluators were highly reliable in evaluating the performance of the post-editors. Thus, we assert that using FSTS specifications applied through the Ruqual software tools provides a useful basis for evaluating the quality of post-edited texts.

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Linport as a standard for interoperability between translation systems
Alan K. Melby | Tyler A. Snow
Proceedings of Translating and the Computer 34

2006

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The Potential and Limitations of MT Paradigm
Daniel Marcu | Alan Melby
Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas: Invited Talks

2000

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Accessibility of Multilingual Terminological Resources - Current Problems and Prospects for the Future
Gerhard Budin | Alan K. Melby
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’00)

1999

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Integrating Translation Technologies Using SALT
Gerhard Budin | Alan K. Melby | Sue Ellen Wright | Deryle Lonsdale | Arle Lommel
Proceedings of Translating and the Computer 21

1996

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Panel: The limits of automation: optimists vs skeptics.
Eduard Hovy | Ken Church | Denis Gachot | Marge Leon | Alan Melby | Sergei Nirenburg | Yorick Wilks
Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

1994

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Machine translation and philosophy of language
Alan Melby
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Machine Translation: Ten years on

1991

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TEI-TERM: an SGML-based interchange format for terminology files The EuroTermBank
Alan Melby | Sue Ellen Wright
Proceedings of Translating and the Computer 13: The theory and practice of machine translation – a marriage of convenience?

1988

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Lexical Transfer: Between a Source Rock and a Hard Target
Alan K. Melby
Coling Budapest 1988 Volume 2: International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1986

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Lexical Transfer: A Missing Element in Linguistics Theories
Alan K. Melby
Coling 1986 Volume 1: The 11th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1984

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Machine translation with post editing versus a three-level integrated translator aid system
Alan K. Melby
Proceedings of the International Conference on Methodology and Techniques of Machine Translation: Processing from words to language

1983

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COMPUTER-ASSISTED TRANSLATION SYSTEMS: The Standard Design and A Multi-level Design
Alan K. Melby
First Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing

1982

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Multi-Level Translation Aids in a Distributed System
Alan K. Melby
Coling 1982: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1980

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ITS: Interactive Translation System
Alan K. Melby | Melvin R. Smith | Jill Peterson
COLING 1980 Volume 1: The 8th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1977

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Pitch Contour Generation in Speech Synthesis: A Junction Grammar Approach
Alan K. Melby | William J. Strong | Eldon G. Lytle | Ronald Millett
American Journal of Computational Linguistics (February 1977)

1975

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Junction Grammar as a Base for Natural Language Processing
Eldon G. Lytel | Dennis Packard | Daryl Gibb | Alan K. Melby | Floyd H. Billings, Jr.
American Journal of Computational Linguistics (September 1975)