Alina Secară

Also published as: Alina Secara


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Quality Analysis of Multilingual Neural Machine Translation Systems and Reference Test Translations for the English-Romanian language pair in the Medical Domain
Miguel Angel Rios Gaona | Raluca-Maria Chereji | Alina Secara | Dragos Ciobanu
Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation

Multilingual Neural Machine Translation (MNMT) models allow to translate across multiple languages based on only one system. We study the quality of a domain-adapted MNMT model in the medical domain for English-Romanian with automatic metrics and a human error typology annotation based on the Multidimensional Quality Metrics (MQM). We further expand the MQM typology to include terminology-specific error categories. We compare the out-of-domain MNMT with the in-domain adapted MNMT on a standard test dataset of abstracts from medical publications. The in-domain MNMT model outperforms the out-of-domain MNMT in all measured automatic metrics and produces fewer errors. In addition, we perform the manual annotation over the reference test dataset to study the quality of the reference translations. We identify a high number of omissions, additions, and mistranslations in the reference dataset, and comment on the assumed accuracy of existing datasets. Finally, we compare the correlation between the COMET, BERTScore, and chrF automatic metrics with the MQM annotated translations. COMET shows a better correlation with the MQM scores compared to the other metrics.


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Creating multimedia localisation training materials: the process and resources developed for eCoLoMedia
Alina Secară | Pascaline Merten | Yamile Ramírez
Proceedings of Translating and the Computer 31