A Productivity Test of Statistical Machine Translation Post-Editing in a Typical Localisation Context

  • Plitt M
  • Masselot F
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We evaluated the productivity increase of statistical MT post-editing as compared to tra-ditional translation in a two-day test involving twelve participants translating from English to French, Italian, German, and Spanish. The test setup followed an empirical methodology. A random subset of the entire new content produced in our company during a given year was translated with statistical MT engines trained on data from the previous year. The translation environment recorded translation and post-editing times for each sentence. The results show a productivity increase for each participant, with significant variance across inviduals.

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  • Mirko Plitt

  • François Masselot

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