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Title: Bilingual newsgroups in Catalonia: a challenge for machine translation
Author: Climent Roca, Salvador  
Moré López, Joaquim
Oliver González, Antoni
Salvatierra Mallarach, Míriam
Sánchez Sáiz, Imma
Taulé Delor, Mariona
Vallmanya Cucurull, Lluïsa
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
Universitat de Barcelona
Keywords: bilingualism
Catalan language
Spanish language
machine translation
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Citation: Climent, S., Moré, J., Oliver, A., Salvatierra, M., Sánchez, I., Taulé, M. & Vallmanya, L. (2003). Bilingual newsgroups in Catalonia: a challenge for machine translation. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 9(1), 1-15. doi: 10.1111/j.1083-6101.2003.tb00360.x
Project identifier: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/INTERLINGUA/IR-226
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Abstract: This paper presents a linguistic analysis of a corpus of messages written in Catalan and Spanish, which come from several informal newsgroups on the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia; henceforth, UOC) Virtual Campus. The surrounding environment is one of extensive bilingualism and contact between Spanish and Catalan. The study was carried out as part of the INTERLINGUA project conducted by the UOC's Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3). Its main goal is to ascertain the linguistic characteristics of the e-mail register in the newsgroups in order to assess their implications for the creation of an online machine translation environment. The results shed empirical light on the relevance of characteristics of the e-mail register, the impact of language contact and interference, and their implications for the use of machine translation for CMC data in order to facilitate cross-linguistic communication on the Internet.
Language: English
ISSN: 1083-6101MIAR
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