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Conference on Hungarian Computational Linguistics, Szeged

Faludi Andrea
January 27, 2015

On 15th and 16th of January, 2015 the eleventh Conference on Hungarian Computational Linguistics was organized in Szeged. We were also there.

The conference is organized every year in Szeged to discuss the latest developments in computational linguistics, and provide an overview of the state of the art in ongoing research. This year there have been five topics: translation, syntax and semantics, morphology and corpora, speech technology, and opinion mining.

Language Experts have been testing a statistical based CAT tool called Globalese for half a year, and we have been providing continuous feedback to developers. One of the most important functions of this tool is a translation quality estimation model. In Szeged, in his talk titled Quality estimation of machine translation without references Győző Yang Zijian, the developer of the model introduced the operating principles of the application, which were integrated into Globalese by László Laki. The model is able to estimate the quality of machine translation with reasonable accuracy, which allows the selection and use of good quality translations. Thanks to our cooperation with Globalese we have managed to establish a model that harmonizes with the analyses used by Language Experts.

The written version of the talks can be found in the conference proceedings: http://rgai.inf.u-szeged.hu/mszny2015/files/MSZNY2015_press_B5_PQ.pdf