Collaborative workflow for crowdsourcing translation

Vamshi Ambati, Stephan Vogel, Jaime Carbonell

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Abstract

In this paper we explore the challenges in crowdsourcing the task of translation over the web in which remotely located translators work on providing translations independent of each other. We then propose a collaborative workflow for crowdsourcing translation to address some of these challenges. In our pipeline model, the translators are working in phases where output from earlier phases can be enhanced in the subsequent phases. We also highlight some of the novel contributions of the pipeline model like assistive translation and translation synthesis that can leverage monolingual and bilingual speakers alike. We evaluate our approach by eliciting translations for both a minority-to-majority language pair and a minority-to-minority language pair. We observe that in both scenarios, our workflow produces better quality translations in a cost-effective manner, when compared to the traditional crowdsourcing workflow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSCW'12 - Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Pages1191-1194
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2012
EventACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW'12 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 11 Feb 201215 Feb 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Other

OtherACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW'12
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period11/2/1215/2/12

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Keywords

  • amazon mechanical turk
  • collaborative workflow
  • crowdsourcing
  • language translation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Ambati, V., Vogel, S., & Carbonell, J. (2012). Collaborative workflow for crowdsourcing translation. In CSCW'12 - Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (pp. 1191-1194). (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW). https://doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145382