Context-aware machine translation for software localization

Victor Muntés-Mulero, Patricia Paladini Adell, Cristina España-Bonet, Lluis Marques

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Abstract

Software localization requires translating short text strings appearing in user interfaces (UI) into several languages. These strings are usually unrelated to the other strings in the UI. Due to the lack of semantic context, many ambiguity problems cannot be solved during translation. However, UI are composed of several visual components to which text strings are associated. Although this association might be very valuable for word disambiguation, it has not been exploited. In this paper, we present the problem of lack of context awareness for UI localization, providing real examples and identifying the main research challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation, EAMT 2012
PublisherEuropean Association for Machine Translation
Pages77-80
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event16th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation, EAMT 2012 - Trento, Italy
Duration: 28 May 201230 May 2012

Other

Other16th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation, EAMT 2012
CountryItaly
CityTrento
Period28/5/1230/5/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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Muntés-Mulero, V., Adell, P. P., España-Bonet, C., & Marques, L. (2012). Context-aware machine translation for software localization. In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation, EAMT 2012 (pp. 77-80). European Association for Machine Translation.