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The Department of Computational Linguistics develops machine translation systems for the software industry. The work is tied in with our research on domain-specific statistical machine translation, which also aims at developing and adapting translation systems to specific domains.
In cooperation with Finnova, a leading Swiss provider of banking software, we are developing a translation system for help desk tickets. These are technical documents used in customer support, which are available to all customers and which Finnova aims to provide in various languages. In a first phase, we're working on the automatic translation from German to English
The project is funded by Finnova and is running since March 2012.
In this CTI-Project in collaboration with SemioticTransfer, we have been working on automatically translating German marketing and technical texts from the automobile industry into French and Italian. Particular points of research interest were the following:
The Machine Translation systems have been deployed at SemioticTransfer to increase its translation efficiency and to keep its business advantage in the translation market.
Samuel Läubli, Mark Fishel, Martin Volk, and Manuela Weibel. 2013a. Combining domain-specific translation memories with general-domain parallel corpora in statistical machine translation systems. In Proceedings of the 19th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2013), pages 331–341, Oslo, Norway, 2013.
Samuel Läubli, Mark Fishel, Manuela Weibel, and Martin Volk. 2013b. Statistical machine translation for automobile marketing texts. In Proceedings of the Fourteenth Machine Translation Summit (MT Summit XIV), Nice, France, 2013.
Samuel Läubli, Mark Fishel, Gary Massey, Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow, and Martin Volk. 2013c. Assessing post-editing efficiency in a realistic translation environment. In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Post-editing Technology and Practice (WPTP2), Nice, France, 2013.
The project is funded by KTI and SemioticTransfer and was running from July 2012 to July 2013.