Blast: A Tool for Error Analysis of Machine Translation Output
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, system demonstrations / [ed] Sadao Kurohashi, 2011, 56-61 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We present BLAST, an open source tool for error analysis of machine translation (MT) output. We believe that error analysis, i.e., to identify and classify MT errors, should be an integral part of MT development, since it gives a qualitative view, which is not obtained by standard evaluation methods. BLAST can aid MT researchers and users in this process, by providing an easy-to-use graphical user interface. It is designed to be flexible, and can be used with any MT system, language pair, and error typology. The annotation task can be aided by highlighting similarities with a reference translation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 56-61 p.
Machine translation, error analysis, MT evalutaion
National CategoryLanguage Technology (Computational Linguistics) Language Technology (Computational Linguistics) Computer Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-70125OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-70125DiVA: diva2:435692
The 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, system demonstrations