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Sharing efforts to get the most from MT+PE

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Presentation held at Elia Together Athens on February 23, 2018

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Sharing efforts to get the most from MT+PE

  1. 1. February 23, 2018 Athens, Greece #eliatogether SharingEfforts ToGettheMostfromMT+PE Luigi Muzii sQuid
  2. 2. #eliatogether Introduction Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 2© 2018 Luigi Muzii Γεια σας Με λένε
  3. 3. #eliatogether In this industry since 1982 Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 3© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  4. 4. #eliatogether Working with MT since 1991 Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 4© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  5. 5. #eliatogether Working in telecom until 2002 © 2018 Luigi Muzii 5Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE
  6. 6. #eliatogether Freelancing since 2002 Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 6© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  7. 7. #eliatogether University teacher until 2011 © 2018 Luigi Muzii Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 7
  8. 8. #eliatogether Business consultant since 2012 © 2018 Luigi Muzii 8Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE
  9. 9. #eliatogether Outline • Clearing the field • Laying foundations • Defining requirements • Arranging the platform • Running projects Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 9© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  10. 10. #eliatogether Clearing the field Target groups © 2018 Luigi Muzii Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 10
  11. 11. #eliatogether Practical advice Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 11© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  12. 12. #eliatogether • To apply whether you are a freelancer, a project manager, or a translation buyer Guiding principles Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 12© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  13. 13. #eliatogether Three scenarios • In the making (freelancers) • Downstream (customers) • On constraints (LSPs) Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 13© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  14. 14. #eliatogether Laying foundations Devising strategies © 2018 Luigi Muzii Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 14
  15. 15. #eliatogether Method? Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 15© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  16. 16. #eliatogether Already in the past?SMT Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 16© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  17. 17. #eliatogether Still SMT, but… a whole different kettle of fishNMT? Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 17© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  18. 18. #eliatogether Not exactly child’s play • Tools • Data • Knowledge Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 18© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  19. 19. #eliatogether • MT will proliferate • Good translators will still be lacking Foresight Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 19© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  20. 20. #eliatogether Everyone’s needed, no one’s indispensableJoin forces Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 20© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  21. 21. #eliatogether 3 tips for getting started • Recap goals and expectations • Check MT readiness • Plan for assistance Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 21© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  22. 22. #eliatogether Defining requirements Simple and straightforward Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 22© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  23. 23. #eliatogether Where available data is larger and quality is higherScope Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 23© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  24. 24. #eliatogether • Reduce labor • Boost productivity • Keep consistency Goals Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 24© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  25. 25. #eliatogether • Familiarize with technology • Strengthen your expertise • Tackle security issues • Scrub your data • Plan for support • Revise your pricing model Separate the wheat from the chaff Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 25© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  26. 26. #eliatogether Building a platform Selection, set-up, training, testing Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 26© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  27. 27. #eliatogether Givens • Not all engines are created equal • Raw output can vary across systems—and language pairs • Errors may not follow a consistent pattern • Engine performances also vary Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 27© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  28. 28. #eliatogether Set-up • Data  Maintenance • Customized engine  +100,000 segments • Tool settings  Sub-segment recall  Fuzzy match repair Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 28© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  29. 29. #eliatogether Engine • Total cost of ownership • Integration • Expertise • Security Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 29© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  30. 30. #eliatogether Best practices Running projects Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 30© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  31. 31. #eliatogether Dos • Know your data • Master quality metrics • Devise a post-editing fee scheme Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 31© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  32. 32. #eliatogether Don’ts • Mess with data • DIY/Rely on vendors • Expect miracles Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 32© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  33. 33. #eliatogether In any case, remember: Tell the customer you are using MT So you won’t get sued Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 33© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  34. 34. #eliatogether The fuel Output is only as good as the data used Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 34© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  35. 35. #eliatogether Good (effective) data • Few reliable sources • Single domain • Current data • Same encoding • No empty segments • No errors • Terminologically consistent segments • Same style • Same-length segments Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 35© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  36. 36. #eliatogether The output Accept that output is unpredictable Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 36© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  37. 37. #eliatogether • Fast • Unchallenging • Flowing Post-editing: expectations Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 37© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  38. 38. #eliatogether • EditTime  The time required to get a raw MT output to the desired standard • Post-editing effort  Percentage of edits to be applied to raw MT output to attain the desired standard Post-editing: measures Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 38© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  39. 39. #eliatogether Can only be computed downstreamEdit time Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 39© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  40. 40. #eliatogether • Probabilistic forecasts  Based on automatic metrics • Depending on  Post‐editing level  Volume  Turn‐around time Post‐editing effort Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 40© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  41. 41. #eliatogether Post-editing levels • Gisting  Volatile content  Automatic scripts to fix mechanical/recurring errors • Light  Continuous delivery  Fixing capitalization and punctuation, replacing unknown words, removing redundant words, ignoring stylistic issues • Full  Publishing and engine training  Fixing meaning distortion, fixing grammar and syntax, translating untranslated terms (possibly new terms), adjusting fluency Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 41© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  42. 42. #eliatogether Dos • Test before operating • Ask for MT samples for negotiation • Negotiate throughput rates • Ask for glossary (with DNT words) • Ask for for instructions • Be open to feedback Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 42© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  43. 43. #eliatogether Don’ts • Use MT to sustain price competition • Process poor MT outputs • Treat post-editing as fuzzy matches Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 43© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  44. 44. #eliatogether Post-editing instructions • Tool selection • Environment setup • General references • Conventions • Project details • Pricing model • Operating instructions Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 44© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  45. 45. #eliatogether Pricing and compensation • Upstream  Clear-cut predictive scheme  No fuzzy match scheme  Fuzzy match over 85% are inherently correct while MT segments may contain errors and inaccuracies • Downstream  Measurement of actual work Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 45© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  46. 46. #eliatogether Negotiation grid • Generals  Engine  Generic or trained  Quality  Raw output  Expectations  Formats and formatting • Compensation  Per-word rate  Productivity rate  Hourly rate  Time tracking Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 46© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  47. 47. #eliatogether • A considerably low pay rate unrelated to language pair and MT output quality • MT output quality is lower than a generic free online service When to say NO Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 47© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  48. 48. #eliatogether Automatic processing • Pre-processing  Empty, untranslated, duplicated segments  Normalization  Punctuation, diacritics, extra spaces, noise  Numbers, dates, weights, measures  Terminology  Spellcheck • Post-processing  Encoding  Normalization  Terminology  Spellcheck Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 48© 2018 Luigi Muzii
  49. 49. #eliatogether Ευχαριστίες Don’t forget your download card © 2018 Luigi Muzii Sharing Efforts to Get the Most from MT+PE 49

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