More than Meets the Eye: Using Machine Translation to Evaluate Language Policy Compliance (research poster)

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Title

More than Meets the Eye: Using Machine Translation to Evaluate Language Policy Compliance (research poster)

Description

There’s more to machine translation than meets the eye! The CRTC mandates the use of plain language in communications between mobile service providers and customers. This study repurposes a machine translation system as a plain language checker to investigate the language quality of the documentation provided by the “big 3” (Bell, Rogers, TELUS). So how are they doing? There’s room for improvement across the board, but machine translation appears to be an effective tool for highlighting problem areas in the texts.

Aria Slippert is in the Bachelor of Arts in Translation program. This poster was created as part of the 2020 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.

Creator

Slippert, Aria
Bowker, Lynne (supervisor)

Date

2020

Language

English

Identifier

UO-UROP-Alippert,Aria

Coverage

Created in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Citation

Slippert, Aria and Bowker, Lynne (supervisor), “More than Meets the Eye: Using Machine Translation to Evaluate Language Policy Compliance (research poster),” Digitial Humanities @ uOttawa, accessed October 19, 2020, http://biblio.uottawa.ca/omeka2/arts-digital-humanities/items/show/138.