Elisabeth Maier

Also published as: Elisabeth Mager


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Lost in Translation: Analysis of Information Loss During Machine Translation Between Polysynthetic and Fusional Languages
Manuel Mager | Elisabeth Mager | Alfonso Medina-Urrea | Ivan Vladimir Meza Ruiz | Katharina Kann
Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Modeling of Polysynthetic Languages

Machine translation from polysynthetic to fusional languages is a challenging task, which gets further complicated by the limited amount of parallel text available. Thus, translation performance is far from the state of the art for high-resource and more intensively studied language pairs. To shed light on the phenomena which hamper automatic translation to and from polysynthetic languages, we study translations from three low-resource, polysynthetic languages (Nahuatl, Wixarika and Yorem Nokki) into Spanish and vice versa. Doing so, we find that in a morpheme-to-morpheme alignment an important amount of information contained in polysynthetic morphemes has no Spanish counterpart, and its translation is often omitted. We further conduct a qualitative analysis and, thus, identify morpheme types that are commonly hard to align or ignored in the translation process.


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How to Disassemble Alphabetical Processions - Morphological Treatment of Unknown Words
Stephan Bopp | Sandro Pedrazzini | Elisabeth Maier
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)


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Scalability in MT systems
Elisabeth Maier | Anthony Clarke
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit IX: Papers

In this paper we show why scalability is one of the most important aspects for the evaluation of Machine Translation (MT) systems and what scalability entails in the framework of MT. We illustrate the issue of scalability by reporting about an MT solution, which has been chosen in the course of a thorough hands-on evaluation and which in the meantime has been developed from a pilot system to a MT turnkey solution for mid-to large-scale enterprises.


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A report on the experiences of implementing an MT system for use in a commercial environment
Anthony Clarke | Elisabeth Maier | Hans-Udo Stadler
Proceedings of the 5th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas: User Studies

This paper describes the process of implementing a machine translation system (MT system) and the problems and pitfalls encountered within this process at CLS Corporate Language Services AG, a language solutions provider for the Swiss financial services industry, in particular UBS AG and Zurich Financial Services. The implementation was based on the perceived requirements of large organizations, which is why the focus was more on practical rather than academic aspects. The paper can be roughly divided into three parts: (1) definition of the implementation process, co-ordination and execution, (2) implementation plan and customer/user management, (3) monitoring of the MT system and related maintenance after going live.


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Evaluation of machine translation systems at CLS Corporate Language Services AG
Elisabeth Maier | Anthony Clarke | Hans-Udo Stadler
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit VIII

This paper describes the evaluation of Machine Translation (MT) System for use in a large company. To take into account the specific requirements of such an environment, a pragmatic approach for the evaluation was developed. It consists of five steps ranging from a specification of the evaluation process to the integration of the chosen MT system in a given infrastructure. The process includes a specification of MT evaluation criteria relevant to systems which have to be employed for a large customer base. The paper also shows the results of such an evaluation study which was recently carried out at CLS Corporate Language Services AG, where COMPRENDIUM is in the meantime being employed as corporate MT system.


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Terms Specification and Extraction within a Linguistic-based Intranet Service
Sandro Pedrazzini | Elisabeth Maier | Dierk König
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’00)


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Insights into the Dialogue Processing of VERBMOBIL
Jan Alexandersson | Norbert Reithinger | Elisabeth Maier
Fifth Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing

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Clarification Dialogues as Measure to Increase Robustness in a Spoken Dialogue System
Elisabeth Maier | Norbert Reithinger | Jan Alexandersson
Interactive Spoken Dialog Systems: Bringing Speech and NLP Together in Real Applications


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Utilizing Statistical Dialogue Act Processing in Verbrnobil
Norbert Reithinger | Elisabeth Maier
33rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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A Robust and Efficient Three-Layered Dialogue Component for a Speech-to-Speech Translation System
Jan Alexandersson | Elisabeth Maier | Norbert Reithinger
Seventh Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics


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Generating Cooperative System Responses in Information Retrieval Dialogues
Markus Fischer | Elisabeth Maier | Adelheit Stein
Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Natural Language Generation


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The Representation of Interdependencies between Communicative Goals and Rhetorical Relations in the Framework of Multimedia Document Generation
Elisabeth Maier
Intentionality and Structure in Discourse Relations

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Textual Constraints, Rhetorical RElations and Communicative Goals and Rhetorical Relations in the Framework of Multimedia Document Generation
Elisabeth Maier
Intentionality and Structure in Discourse Relations