On the Evaluation of Machine Translation for Terminology Consistency

06/22/2021 ∙ by Md Mahfuz ibn Alam, et al. ∙ 0

As neural machine translation (NMT) systems become an important part of professional translator pipelines, a growing body of work focuses on combining NMT with terminologies. In many scenarios and particularly in cases of domain adaptation, one expects the MT output to adhere to the constraints provided by a terminology. In this work, we propose metrics to measure the consistency of MT output with regards to a domain terminology. We perform studies on the COVID-19 domain over 5 languages, also performing terminology-targeted human evaluation. We open-source the code for computing all proposed metrics: https://github.com/mahfuzibnalam/terminology_evaluation



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