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Title: A Widely Used Machine Translation Service and its Migration to a Free/Open-Source Solution : the Case of Softcatalà
Author: Ivars-Ribes, Xavier
Sánchez-Cartagena, Víctor M.
Others: International Workshop on Free/Open-Source Rule-Based Machine Translation (2nd : 2011 : Barcelona)
Keywords: Softcatalà;Apertium;Softcatalà;Apertium;Apertium;Softcatalà
Issue Date: 20-Jan-2011
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Citation: Ivars-Ribes, Xavier; Sánchez-Cartagena, Víctor M. (2011, January). "A Widely Used Machine Translation Service and its Migration to a Free/Open-Source Solution: the Case of Softcatalà". Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Free/Open-Source Rule-Based Machine Translation (2011: Barcelona). <http://hdl.handle.net/10609/5648>
Abstract: Softcatalà is a non-profit association created more than 10 years ago to fight the marginalisation of the Catalan language in information and communication technologies. It has led the localisation of many applications and the creation of a website which allows its users to translate texts between Spanish and Catalan using an external closed-source translation engine. Recently, the closed-source translation back-end has been replaced by a free/open-source solution completely managed by Softcatalà: the Apertium machine translation platform and the ScaleMT web service framework. Thanks to the openness of the new solution, it is possible to take advantage of the huge amount of users of the Softcatalà translation service to improve it, using a series of methods presented in this paper. In addition, a study of the translations requested by the users has been carried out, and it shows that the translation back-end change has not affected the usage patterns.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/5648
ISBN: 978-84-693-9517-2
Appears in Collections:Second International Workshop on Free/Open-Source Rule-Based Machine Translation, (Barcelona, 20 January 2011)

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