Extending Machine Translation Evaluation Metrics with Lexical Cohesion to Document Level

@inproceedings{Wong2012ExtendingMT,
  title={Extending Machine Translation Evaluation Metrics with Lexical Cohesion to Document Level},
  author={Billy Tak-Ming Wong and Chunyu Kit},
  booktitle={EMNLP-CoNLL},
  year={2012}
}
This paper proposes the utilization of lexical cohesion to facilitate evaluation of machine translation at the document level. As a linguistic means to achieve text coherence, lexical cohesion ties sentences together into a meaningfully interwoven structure through words with the same or related meaning. A comparison between machine and human translation is conducted to illustrate one of their critical distinctions that human translators tend to use more cohesion devices than machine. Various… CONTINUE READING
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