From: Bart van der Veer <b.vanderveerha.be>
Subject: Linguistica Antverpiensia New Series
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Full Title: Linguistica Antverpiensia New Series
Linguistic Field(s): Translation
Subject Language(s): Dutch; English; French; German, Standard; Italian; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish
Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2008
Evaluation of Translation Technology
Call for papers
Editors: Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp) / Véronique Hoste
(University College Ghent)
Lacking widely accepted and reliable evaluation measures, the evaluation of
machine translation and translation tools is still an open issue.
Commercial translation tools such as translation memories and translation
workbenches are widely used and their developers claim usefulness in terms
of productivity, consistency or quality. However, these claims are rarely
proven using objective comparative studies. In this collection we dissect
the state of the art in translation technology and translation tool
development and provide quantitative and qualitative answers to the
question 'how useful is translation technology?'
Evaluation of translation technology requires a multifaceted approach. It
evaluation of the textual output quality in terms of intelligibility,
accuracy, fidelity to its source text, and appropriateness of style and
register. But it also takes into account the usability of supportive tools
for creating and updating dictionaries, for post-editing texts, for
controlling the source language, for customization of documents, for
extendibility to new languages and for domain adaptability, etc. Finally,
evaluation involves contrasting the costs and benefits of translation
technology with those of human translation performance.
This special issue will be a combination of invited and contributed
papers. Invited papers
consist of position papers by top researchers or developers in the field
and invited commentaries on these position papers. Contributed papers, the
subject of this call for
papers, describe ongoing efforts in developing and using machine
translation technology and tools for translation support.
All contributions should focus on one of the three core themes given below.
Strict editing and the specific structure of the collection will guarantee
that the collection transcends the sum of the papers in it and that the
volume forms an integrated and coherent whole. Both invited and contributed
papers will be peer-reviewed.
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