Modelling Human Translator Behaviour with User-Activity Data

Michael Carl, Arnt Lykke Jakobsen, Kristian Tangsgaard Hvelplund Jensen

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    Abstract

    Nagao [8] suggests to model machine translation as an imitation of a
    process that can be observed in human translation behavior. However, not much
    work has been done in anMT context that looks intohuman translationprocesses.
    This paper seeks to introduce a research method for the investigation of human
    translation behavior based on User-Activity Data (UAD) which consists of the
    translator’s recorded keystroke and eye-movement behavior and which can be re-
    played and analysed off-line. The paper gives the background of this technique
    and an example on a English-to-Danish translation. Our goal is to elaborate and
    investigate cognitively grounded basic translation concepts which are material-
    ized and traceable in the UAD.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of  the Twelfth EAMT Conference 22-­23 September 2008
    EditorsJohn Hutchins, Walther v. Hahn
    Number of pages6
    Place of PublicationHamburg
    PublisherHITEC e.V
    Publication date2008
    Pages21-26
    ISBN (Print)9783000257704
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventThe 12th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation. EAMT 2008 - University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    Duration: 22 Sep 200823 Sep 2008
    Conference number: 12
    http://www.eamt.org/eamtconf.php

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 12th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation. EAMT 2008
    Number12
    LocationUniversity of Hamburg
    CountryGermany
    CityHamburg
    Period22/09/200823/09/2008
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Eye trackning
    • User-Activity Data

    Cite this

    Carl, M., Lykke Jakobsen, A., & Jensen, K. T. H. (2008). Modelling Human Translator Behaviour with User-Activity Data. In J. Hutchins, & W. Hahn (Eds.), Proceedings of  the Twelfth EAMT Conference 22-­23 September 2008 (pp. 21-26). Hamburg: HITEC e.V.
    Carl, Michael ; Lykke Jakobsen, Arnt ; Jensen, Kristian Tangsgaard Hvelplund. / Modelling Human Translator Behaviour with User-Activity Data. Proceedings of  the Twelfth EAMT Conference 22-­23 September 2008. editor / John Hutchins ; Walther v. Hahn. Hamburg : HITEC e.V, 2008. pp. 21-26
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    Modelling Human Translator Behaviour with User-Activity Data. / Carl, Michael; Lykke Jakobsen, Arnt; Jensen, Kristian Tangsgaard Hvelplund.

    Proceedings of  the Twelfth EAMT Conference 22-­23 September 2008. ed. / John Hutchins; Walther v. Hahn. Hamburg : HITEC e.V, 2008. p. 21-26.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

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    Carl M, Lykke Jakobsen A, Jensen KTH. Modelling Human Translator Behaviour with User-Activity Data. In Hutchins J, Hahn W, editors, Proceedings of  the Twelfth EAMT Conference 22-­23 September 2008. Hamburg: HITEC e.V. 2008. p. 21-26