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Tema:   Automática.
Autor:   Guillou, Liane Kirsten
Año:   2016
Título:   Incorporating pronoun function into statistical machine translation
Lugar:   Edinburgh
https://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/20448
Editorial/Revista:   University of Edinburgh
Páginas:   218
Idioma:   Inglés.
Tipo:   Tesis.
Disponibilidad:   Acceso abierto.
Índice:   1. Literature Review; 2. Resources; 3. Construction of the ParCor corpus; 4. Pronoun-focussed analysis of manual translation; 5. Pronoun-focussed analysis of state-of-the-art statistical MT; 6. Automated pronoun-focussed post-editing for SMT; 7. Pronoun-focussed evaluation; 8. Future work.
Resumen:   The central claim of this thesis is that pronouns performing different functions in text should be handled differently by SMT systems and when evaluating pronoun translation. This motivates the introduction of a new framework to categorise pronouns according to their function: Anaphoric/cataphoric reference, event reference, extra-textual reference, pleonastic, addressee reference, speaker reference, generic reference, or other function. Labelling pronouns according to their function also helps to resolve instances of functional ambiguity arising from the same pronoun in the source language having multiple functions, each with different translation requirements in the target language. The categorisation framework is used in corpus annotation, corpus analysis, SMT system development and evaluation. I have directed the annotation and conducted analyses of a parallel corpus of English-German texts called ParCor (Guillou et al., 2014), in which pronouns are manually annotated according to their function. This provides a first step toward understanding the problems that SMT systems face when translating pronouns. In the thesis, I show how analysis of manual translation can prove useful in identifying and understanding systematic differences in pronoun use between two languages and can help inform the design of SMT systems. In particular, the analysis revealed that the German translations in ParCor contain more anaphoric and pleonastic pronouns than their English originals, reflecting differences in pronoun use. This raises a particular problem for the evaluation of pronoun translation. Automatic evaluation methods that rely on reference translations to assess pronoun translation, will not be able to provide an adequate evaluation when the reference translation departs from the original source-language text. [Source: Author]
Agradecimientos:   Record supplied by Departament de Traducció i Interpretació i Estudis de l'Àsia Oriental (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).
 
 
2001-2021 Universidad de Alicante DOI: 10.14198/bitra
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