Extrinsic Evaluation of Patent MT: Review and Commentary

  title={Extrinsic Evaluation of Patent MT: Review and Commentary},
  author={Douglas W. Oard and Noriko Kando},
There has been a long history of work on the application of Machine Translation (MT) to support cross-language information access for patent collections. Much of this work has leveraged fairly traditional information retrieval evaluation designs as a basis for extrinsic (i.e., task-based) evaluation, but other evaluation designs are also possible. This survey reviews the work to date on extrinsic evaluation of patent MT in crosslanguage information access applications, identifying gaps in the… CONTINUE READING