A Refresh on MT Post-Editing
The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) recently asked machine translation expert Olga Beregovaya, Vice President of Language Tools and Automation at Welocalize, to be the organization’s GALAxy Guest Editor. In the GALAxy Newsletter Q4 2014, Olga provides a fresh perspective on a number of MT trends and hot topics in the feature, Letter from the Guest Editor: MT Post-editing — A Fresh Perspective.
Why did GALA choose Olga to edit this issue? Olga is a regarded language services advisor who works with multinational organizations in MT and post-editing strategies and implementations. As the Guest Editor, she was charged with the task of selecting the most relevant topics and contributors, while working closely with the GALAxy editorial team to produce a high-impact edition of the popular newsletter for Q4 2014. The latest issue shines light on the current trends, opportunities and challenges in MT post-editing, as well as the impact it has on the future of the translation and localization industry.
“When I was offered the role of Guest Editor for this issue of GALAxy Newsletter, I knew immediately who I would want to reach out to for their insights and what aspects of this exciting new field I would want the issue to cover,” said Olga Beregovaya. “The process was a great experience and the GALA editorial team are fantastic. I hope the readers get as much out of this issue of the GALAxy newsletter as I have in my role as editor.”
Here’s a quick summary of the lead articles and authors that were included in the publication:
- Post-Editing 2.0 by Lena Marg, who manages post-editing and engine evaluation at Welocalize. In this article, Lena discusses dynamic quality and how it ties into various level of post-editing.
- MT, Future of eEverything, or Precursor to Unemployment by Wayne Bourland, Director of Globalization at Dell, covers the adoption of MT and the role it plays in reaching the desired balance between cost, quality and velocity.
- From Lab to Market; Can an Industry Research Collaboration Fix the Post-Editing Pricing Problem? by John Moran, a renowned researcher in the field of translation automation, tackles the problem of pricing, a subject so important to translation buyers and service providers alike.
- Automatic Prevention of Translation Disasters by Mirko Plitt, computer linguist and a founder of Modulo, looks at how humans can improve MT output and they can also introduce errors which has a negative impact on quality.
If you are considering machine translation or would like to talk about any of the topics raised in the GALAxy newsletter, reach out to Olga at Olga.Beregovaya@welocalize.com.
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Welocalize is a member of GALA.