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BigTM.net at MT Summit XII

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  • 1. BIGTM.NETGaining a Head Start on Translation Projects
    Achim Ruopp
    Digital Silk Road
    achim@digitalsilkroad.net
  • 2. A New Translation Project
    “The Bundle Crusher is a sturdy machine with moving parts driven by electric motors, pneumatics, and hydraulics.”
    “The downstream platen of the compression bridge may move side-to-side unexpectedly and strike personnel in its path.”
  • 3. A New Translation ProjectBi-Lingual Terminology
    Criteria
    In domain
    Correct
    Current
    In context
    Sources
    Translation memory from previous projects
    Domain dictionaries
  • 4. BigTM.net Custom Translation Search
    What is it?
    Custom Translation Search Engine
    Input: project source text
    Searches the web for similar bi-lingual pages
    Indexes discovered bi-lingual pages
    Provides search UI
    Automated search and indexing overnight
    Current Language Pairs
    English - French / Italian / German / Spanish
  • 5. BigTM.net Project Page
  • 6. BigTM.net Search Results
  • 7. Terminology Criteria
    Don’t find as many examples as possible – Find the right examples
  • 8. Privacy
    Never shared
    Source text
    Customized index
    Terms
    Dictionary
    User management built-in
    Grant/revoke rights for translators
    Public: General Index of found pages
    No association to projects possible
  • 9. BigTM.net Architecture
    SourceText
    SearchEngine
    BigTM.net
    Extracted Terms
    Candidate Pairs
    Parallel Content
    Search Index
    The Web
    Search UI
  • 10. BigTM.net Data Flow
    Matcher
    Searchable Index
    Classifier
    MT System
    CAT Tool
    Aligner
  • 11. Pilot Project Statistics
  • 12. Integration with Translation Tools
    Tools with web search integration
    Dictionary download
    CSV format with probabilities
    Translation memory download
    Standard TMX format
    Open Issues
    IP (BigTM.net respects robots.txt)
    Most efficient segmentation - sub-segment matching?
  • 13. Training of domain-specific statistical MT systems
    Supplement general domain corpus with domain-specific corpus downloaded from BigTM.net
    KDE documentation prototype English-German
  • 14. Benefits Summary
    Automatically searches the web for similar bi-lingual pages
    Provides a searchable index
    Rapidly prototypes terminology
    Provides a core translation memory
    Training of domain-specific machine translation systems
  • 15. Beta coming soon!
    Website: http://www.bigtm.net/
    Email: bigtm@digitalsilkroad.net
    Email your source text to get added to the beta program
    Limited Beta starting September 15th

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