A Machine Learning Approach to the Automatic Evaluation of Machine Translation

Simon Corston-Oliver, Michael Gamon, and Chris Brockett

Abstract

We present a machine learning approach to evaluating the well-formedness of output of a machine translation system, using classifiers that learn to distinguish human reference translations from machine translations. This approach can be used to evaluatean MT system, tracking improvements over time; to aid in the kind of failure analysis that can help guide system development; and to select among alternative output strings. The method presented is fully automated and independent of source language, target language and domain.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
URLhttp://www.aclweb.org/
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
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