A Study of Translation Edit Rate with Targeted Human Annotation

  title={A Study of Translation Edit Rate with Targeted Human Annotation},
  author={Matthew Snover and Bonnie J. Dorr and R Fletcher Schwartz and Linnea Micciulla},
We examine a new, intuitive measure for evaluating machine-translation output that avoids the knowledge intensiveness of more meaning-based approaches, and the labor-intensiveness of human judgments. Translation Edit Rate (TER) measures the amount of editing that a human would have to perform to change a system output so it exactly matches a reference translation. We show that the single-reference variant of TER correlates as well with human judgments of MT quality as the four-reference variant… CONTINUE READING
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