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Jesús González-Rubio, Daniel Ortiz-Martínez, Francisco Casacuberta. Active learning for interactive machine translation. Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012. pp. 245-254. A

Translation needs have greatly increased during the last years. In many situations, text to be translated constitutes an unbounded stream of data that grows continually with time. An effective approach to translate text documents is to follow an interactive-predictive paradigm in which both the system is guided by the user and the user is assisted by the system to generate error-free translations. Unfortunately, when processing such unbounded data streams even this approach requires an overwhelming amount of manpower. Is in this scenario where the use of active learning techniques is compelling. In this work, we propose different active learning techniques for interactive machine translation. Results show that for a given translation quality the use of active learning allows us to greatly reduce the human effort required to translate the sentences in the stream.