Title: Machine Translation for Multilingual Summary Content Evaluation
Publisher: Association for computation linguistics (ACL)
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC71708
URI: www.aclweb.org/anthology/W12-2603
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The multilingual summarization pilot task at TAC’11 opened a lot of problems we are facing when we try to evaluate summary quality in different languages. The additional language dimension greatly increases annotation costs. For the TAC pilot task English articles were first translated to other 6 languages, model summaries were written and submitted system summaries were evaluated. We start with the discussion whether ROUGE can produce system rankings similar to those received from manual summary scoring by measuring their correlation. We study then three ways of projecting summaries to a different language: projection through sentence alignment in the case of parallel corpora, simple summary translation and summarizing machine translated articles. Building such summaries gives opportunity to run additional experiments and reinforce the evaluation. Later, we try to see whether machine translated models can perform close to original models.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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