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UTX, a simple glossary format
Yamamoto Yuji
JISC member
UTX Team Leader, AAMT
Representative, CosmosHouse
(Originally deli...
Less is more
Simplification is a sophisticated process
AAMT
(Asia-Pacific Association for MT)
MT users
MT researchersMT manufacturers
http://www.aamt.info/
EAMT
(Europe)
AAMT
(A...
Language/translation
consultant
UTX team leader
SDL Trados official
instructor (fully SDL
Certified)
YAMAMOTO Yuji
(Rep...
What is UTX?
UTX stands for Universal Terminological eXchange
Developed by AAMT (Asia-Pacific Association for MT)
Simple g...
• Easy to create and manage on
a spreadsheet
Simple tab-
delimited
• Quality control via term statusReliable
• MT and term...
UTX is non-expert friendly
• Systematic approach to translation is
not yet fully developed in Japan.
–No translation major...
UTX as a step towards a more
complicated format (TBX)
No glossary TBX
No
glossary
UTX TBX
This is the hard part!
Edit UTX glossaries on Excel
Standardized
term status
UTX facilitates
sharing and reusing of glossaries
Translation Client
Language Service
Provider
Translator A
UTX
glossaries...
UTX is Rule-based MT friendly
• Statistical MT is less accurate with Japanese.
– difference of language structures.
• In J...
UTX can handle conversions to
simple formats
• Some information might be lost, but
still useful.
• Some users/tools don’t ...
Conversion to/from UTX
MT
dictionaries
Termbases
Excel
UTX
glossaries
TBX
UTX Converter
UTX glossary sample
#UTX 1.11; en-US/zh-CN; 2014-09-25; copyright: AAMT (2012); license: CC-by 3.0
#src tgt src:pos term s...
Use case examples
• 2.2 million entries (as of 2015) are created by
the Japan Patent Office.
– Chinese-Japanese glossary
•...
Conclusion
1. UTX can help non-experts.
2. A UTX glossary serves as a basis for
a TBX glossary.
3. UTX addresses the need ...
• Visit http://www.aamt.info/english/utx/
for the specification and samples (free)
• Or search for “UTX glossary”
• We wel...
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UTX Introduction (ISO-TC37 Matsue) -20150709-Yamamoto (distributable)

  1. 1. UTX, a simple glossary format Yamamoto Yuji JISC member UTX Team Leader, AAMT Representative, CosmosHouse (Originally delivered on June 25, 2015. Modified in July 9, 2015)
  2. 2. Less is more Simplification is a sophisticated process
  3. 3. AAMT (Asia-Pacific Association for MT) MT users MT researchersMT manufacturers http://www.aamt.info/ EAMT (Europe) AAMT (Asia-Pacific) AMTA (Americas) IAMT: International Association for MT
  4. 4. Language/translation consultant UTX team leader SDL Trados official instructor (fully SDL Certified) YAMAMOTO Yuji (Representative, CosmosHouse)
  5. 5. What is UTX? UTX stands for Universal Terminological eXchange Developed by AAMT (Asia-Pacific Association for MT) Simple glossary format for terminology tools and MT For creating, sharing, and reusing glossary data
  6. 6. • Easy to create and manage on a spreadsheet Simple tab- delimited • Quality control via term statusReliable • MT and termbase tools Convertible to other formats • Manage bilingual glossaries for both ways Bidirectional bi/multilingual 4 merits of the UTX glossary format
  7. 7. UTX is non-expert friendly • Systematic approach to translation is not yet fully developed in Japan. –No translation major in universities. • There are many individuals and small LSPs who could benefit from standardized glossary formats. • UTX is especially easy to use when you start creating a glossary.
  8. 8. UTX as a step towards a more complicated format (TBX) No glossary TBX No glossary UTX TBX This is the hard part!
  9. 9. Edit UTX glossaries on Excel Standardized term status
  10. 10. UTX facilitates sharing and reusing of glossaries Translation Client Language Service Provider Translator A UTX glossaries Translator B
  11. 11. UTX is Rule-based MT friendly • Statistical MT is less accurate with Japanese. – difference of language structures. • In Japan, RbMT packages (Toshiba, Fujitsu, Cross Language, Kodensha, and more) are available. • Some SMT (and hybrid MT) can also use UTX.
  12. 12. UTX can handle conversions to simple formats • Some information might be lost, but still useful. • Some users/tools don’t need the awesome power of TBX.
  13. 13. Conversion to/from UTX MT dictionaries Termbases Excel UTX glossaries TBX UTX Converter
  14. 14. UTX glossary sample #UTX 1.11; en-US/zh-CN; 2014-09-25; copyright: AAMT (2012); license: CC-by 3.0 #src tgt src:pos term status Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation 亚洲太平洋机器翻译协会 properNoun approved dictionary administrator 字典管理员 noun approved contributor 用语提交者 noun provisional domain 领域 noun glossary 词汇表 noun bidirectional 双向 adjective approved merge 合并 verb approved Source term (American English) Part of speech Term statusTarget term (Chinese) Manage essential glossary data in a standardized format Information about the glossary (creation date, license, etc.) Term status provides reliability
  15. 15. Use case examples • 2.2 million entries (as of 2015) are created by the Japan Patent Office. – Chinese-Japanese glossary • Glossary data for MT/interpretation for tourism.
  16. 16. Conclusion 1. UTX can help non-experts. 2. A UTX glossary serves as a basis for a TBX glossary. 3. UTX addresses the need of MT for non-European languages (Japanese, Korean, etc.)
  17. 17. • Visit http://www.aamt.info/english/utx/ for the specification and samples (free) • Or search for “UTX glossary” • We welcome your feedback! More info

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