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Findings of the WMT 2023 Biomedical Translation Shared Task: Evaluation of ChatGPT 3.5 as a Comparison System

Mariana Neves; Antonio Jimeno Yepes; Aurélie Névéol; Rachel Bawden; Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio; Roland Roller; Philippe Thomas; Federica Vezzani; Maika Vicente Navarro; Lana Yeganova; Dina Wiemann; Cristian Grozea
In: WMT23-Eighth Conference on Machine Translation. Conference on Machine Translation (WMT-23), December 6-7, Singapore, Singapore, Pages 43-54, 2023.


We present an overview of the Biomedical Translation Task that was part of the Eighth Conference on Machine Translation (WMT23). The aim of the task was the automatic translation of biomedical abstracts from the PubMed database. It included twelve language directions, namely, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, and Russian, from and into English. We received submissions from 18 systems and for all the test sets that we released. Our comparison system was based on Chat-GPT 3.5 and performed very well in comparison to many of the submissions.