Defining domains for machine translation

Computer Science

08Dec2017 13:00 - 14:00

PhD defence ceremony

Machine translation systems are often built using large amounts of example translations between two languages, known as parallel corpora. However, these corpora only exist for a limited number of domains, such as parliamentary proceedings. In her research, Marlies van Wees sheds light on how a domain should be defined and its impact on MT. She distinguishes various aspects that together make up a domain, including topic, genre, register and dialogue acts.


M.E. van der Wees: What's in a Domain? Towards Fine-Grained Adaptation for Machine Translation.


Prof. M. de Rijke


Dr C. Monz

Dr A. Bisazza


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