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Automatically Calculating Translator Productivity Improvement

October 10th 2017 13:45 - 14:00
Room C

When using Machine Translation.

At present there is no precise way of calculating the saving by using Machine Translation (MT). The question of ‘is this going to save me time and/or money’ is not addresses in any systematic way. The common answer provided by MT providers is: ‘well it depends’. This is far from the answer that users need to make an informed decision whether to go ahead with a project or not. In the end it is the Translator Productivity Percentage Improvement (TPPI) figure that the customer needs when deciding to go ahead and use MT when weighed against the cost.

The presentation will describe in detail a precise formula that will produce the expected TPPI figure for a given project based on the language pair, the volume of training data available and the domain specificity that the MT engine was trained on. The hope is that the TPPI formula will be adopted by the MT industry as a measure that will provide customers with a clear indication as to the exact potential saving of using MT for a specific project.

Andrzej Zydroń avatar
Andrzej Zydroń

CTO at XTM International: .  

Andrzej Zydroń is one of the leading IT experts on Localization and related Open Standards. Zydroń sits/has sat on, the following Open Standard Technical Committees: LISA OSCAR GMX, LISA OSCAR xml:tm, LISA OSCAR TBX, W3C ITS, OASIS XLIFF, OASIS T...


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