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Beyond Translation Memories: Generating Translation Suggestions based on Parsing and POS Tagging

Tapas Nayak; Santanu Pal; Sudip Kumar Naskar; Sivaji Bandyopadhyay; Josef van Genabith
In: In the Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Translation Memories. Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Translation Memories (NLP4TM-2016), 2nd, May 28, Portoroz, Slovenia, 2016.


This paper explores how translations of unmatched parts of an input sentence can be discovered and inserted into Translation Memory (TM) suggestions generated by a Computer Aided Translation (CAT) tool using a parse tree and part of speech (POS) tags to form a new translation which is more suitable for post-editing. CATaLog (Nayek et al., 2015) is a CAT tool based on TM and a modified Translation Error Rate (TER)(Snover et al., 2006) metric. Unmatched parts of the sentence to be translated can often be found in some other TM suggestions or in sentences which are not part of TM suggestions. Therefore, we can find the translations of those unmatched parts within the TM database itself. If we can merge the translations of the unmatched parts into one single sentence in a meaningful way, then post-editing effort will be reduced.