WMT18 Quality Estimation Shared Task Training and Development Data


Training and development data for the WMT18 QE task. Test data will be published as a separate item.

This shared task will build on its previous six editions to further examine automatic methods for estimating the quality of machine translation output at run-time, without relying on reference translations. We include word-level, phrase-level and sentence-level estimation. All tasks make use of datasets produced from post-editions by professional translators. The datasets are domain-specific (IT and life sciences/pharma domains) and extend from those used previous years with more instances and more languages. One important addition is that this year we also include datasets with neural MT outputs. In addition to advancing the state of the art at all prediction levels, our specific goals are:

To study the performance of quality estimation approaches on the output of neural MT systems. We will do so by providing datasets for two language language pairs where the same source segments are translated by both a statistical phrase-based and a neural MT system.

To study the predictability of deleted words, i.e. words that are missing in the MT output. TO do so, for the first time we provide data annotated for such errors at training time.

To study the effectiveness of explicitly assigned labels for phrases. We will do so by providing a dataset where each phrase in the output of a phrase-based statistical MT system was annotated by human translators. To study the effect of different language pairs. We will do so by providing datasets created in similar ways for four language language pairs.

To investigate the utility of detailed information logged during post-editing. We will do so by providing post-editing time, keystrokes, and actual edits.

Measure progress over years at all prediction levels. We will do so by using last year's test set for comparative experiments.

In-house statistical and neural MT systems were built to produce translations for all tasks. MT system-dependent information can be made available under request. The data is publicly available but since it has been provided by our industry partners it is subject to specific terms and conditions. However, these have no practical implications on the use of this data for research purposes. Participants are allowed to explore any additional data and resources deemed relevant.

PID http://hdl.handle.net/11372/LRT-2619
Related Identifier http://hdl.handle.net/11372/LRT-1974
Related Identifier http://www.statmt.org/wmt18/quality-estimation-task.html
Metadata Access http://lindat.mff.cuni.cz/repository/oai/request?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:lindat.mff.cuni.cz:11372/LRT-2619
Creator Specia, Lucia; Logacheva, Varvara; Blain, Frederic; Fernandez, Ramon; Martins, André
Publisher University of Sheffield
Publication Year 2018
Rights AGREEMENT ON THE USE OF DATA IN QT21; https://lindat.mff.cuni.cz/repository/xmlui/page/licence-TAUS_QT21; PUB
OpenAccess true
Contact University of Sheffield
Language English; German; Czech; Latvian
Resource Type corpus
Format application/x-gzip; text/plain; charset=utf-8; downloadable_files_count: 4
Discipline Linguistics