Miguel Domingo


2020

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A User Study of the Incremental Learning in NMT
Miguel Domingo | Mercedes García-Martínez | Álvaro Peris | Alexandre Helle | Amando Estela | Laurent Bié | Francisco Casacuberta | Manuel Herranz
Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation

In the translation industry, human experts usually supervise and post-edit machine translation hypotheses. Adaptive neural machine translation systems, able to incrementally update the underlying models under an online learning regime, have been proven to be useful to improve the efficiency of this workflow. However, this incremental adaptation is somewhat unstable, and it may lead to undesirable side effects. One of them is the sporadic appearance of made-up words, as a byproduct of an erroneous application of subword segmentation techniques. In this work, we extend previous studies on on-the-fly adaptation of neural machine translation systems. We perform a user study involving professional, experienced post-editors, delving deeper on the aforementioned problems. Results show that adaptive systems were able to learn how to generate the correct translation for task-specific terms, resulting in an improvement of the user’s productivity. We also observed a close similitude, in terms of morphology, between made-up words and the words that were expected.

2019

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Incremental Adaptation of NMT for Professional Post-editors: A User Study
Miguel Domingo | Mercedes García-Martínez | Álvaro Peris | Alexandre Helle | Amando Estela | Laurent Bié | Francisco Casacuberta | Manuel Herranz
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit XVII: Translator, Project and User Tracks

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Demonstration of a Neural Machine Translation System with Online Learning for Translators
Miguel Domingo | Mercedes García-Martínez | Amando Estela Pastor | Laurent Bié | Alexander Helle | Álvaro Peris | Francisco Casacuberta | Manuel Herranz Pérez
Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: System Demonstrations

We present a demonstration of our system, which implements online learning for neural machine translation in a production environment. These techniques allow the system to continuously learn from the corrections provided by the translators. We implemented an end-to-end platform integrating our machine translation servers to one of the most common user interfaces for professional translators: SDL Trados Studio. We pretend to save post-editing effort as the machine is continuously learning from its mistakes and adapting the models to a specific domain or user style.

2018

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A Machine Translation Approach for Modernizing Historical Documents Using Backtranslation
Miguel Domingo | Francisco Casacuberta
Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Spoken Language Translation

Human language evolves with the passage of time. This makes historical documents to be hard to comprehend by contemporary people and, thus, limits their accessibility to scholars specialized in the time period in which a certain document was written. Modernization aims at breaking this language barrier and increase the accessibility of historical documents to a broader audience. To do so, it generates a new version of a historical document, written in the modern version of the document’s original language. In this work, we propose several machine translation approaches for modernizing historical documents. We tested these approaches in different scenarios, obtaining very encouraging results.

2016

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Interactive-Predictive Translation Based on Multiple Word-Segments
Miguel Domingo | Alvaro Peris | Francisco Casacuberta
Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation