TransAhead: A Computer-Assisted Translation and Writing Tool

Chung-Chi Huang, Ping-Che Yang, Keh-Jiann Chen, Jason S. Chang
2012 North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics  
We introduce a method for learning to predict text completion given a source text and partial translation. In our approach, predictions are offered aimed at alleviating users' burden on lexical and grammar choices, and improving productivity. The method involves learning syntax-based phraseology and translation equivalents. At run-time, the source and its translation prefix are sliced into ngrams to generate and rank completion candidates, which are then displayed to users. We present a
more » ... e writing assistant, TransAhead, that applies the method to computer-assisted translation and language learning. The preliminary results show that the method has great potentials in CAT and CALL with significant improvement in translation quality across users.
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