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WikiBABEL: A Wiki-style Platform for Creation of Parallel Data

A Kumaran, Naren Datha, K Saravanan, Vikram Dendi, and Sandor Maurice


In this demo, we present a wiki-style platform – WikiBABEL – that enables easy collaborative creation of multilingual content in many non-English Wikipedias, by leveraging the relatively larger and more stable content in the English Wikipedia. The platform provides an intuitive user interface that maintains the user focus on the multilingual Wikipedia content creation, by engaging search tools for easy discoverability of related English source material, and a set of lin-guistic and collaborative tools to make the con-tent translation simple. We present two different usage scenarios and discuss our experience in testing them with real users. Such integrated content creation platform in Wikipedia may yield as a by-product, parallel corpora that are critical for research in statistical machine translation sys-tems in many languages of the world.


Publication typeInproceedings
Published inthe 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL/IJCNLP-2009), Singapore, Singapore
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
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