[Corpora-List] Looking to gather a student translation corpus

Michael Oakes Michael.Oakes at sunderland.ac.uk
Thu Jan 12 11:21:02 CET 2012


Lisa,

You may be interested in:

TK-NHH Translatørkorpus which is under construction at the Norges Handelshøyskole (Norwegian School of Economics) in Bergen. (Prof. Ingrid Simonnæs).

Regards, Michael.

-----Original Message----- From: corpora-bounces at uib.no [mailto:corpora-bounces at uib.no] On Behalf Of Lisa N. Michaud Sent: 11 January 2012 21:20 To: corpora at uib.no Subject: [Corpora-List] Looking to gather a student translation corpus

My apologies for the cross-posting; I posted this on CALICO and it was suggested that I reach out to this community as well.

I am working on adapting machine translation metrics for the purpose of evaluating student-written translations from source text (both in terms of generating an overall "score" for accuracy and identifying the nature/source of errors). My current application is for students learning ancient languages, translating texts from the L2 into their L1, but I can imagine other applications as well.

What I need for the next step in this project is a large collection of translations written by students. I know that translating text is something done more with ancient/dead languages than modern languages, and my local colleagues can't really help, but I was hoping someone in this community might do exercises with his or her students that might fit the bill.

Let me know if you are interested - and thanks in advance!

Lisa

-- Dr. Lisa N. Michaud, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts http://www.merrimack.edu/lmichaud

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