Analyzing misconceptions in multilingual computer-mediated communication

Naomi Yamashita, Toru Ishida

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Abstract

Multilingual communities using machine translation to overcome language barriers are showing up with increasing frequency. However, when a large number of translation errors get mixed into conversation, it becomes difficult for users to fully understand each other. In this paper, we focus on misconceptions found in high volume in actual online conversations using machine translation. By comparing responses via machine translation and responses without machine translation, we extract two response patterns, which may be strongly related to the occurrence of misconceptions in machine translation-mediated communication. The two response patterns are that users tend to respond to short phrases of the original message and tend to trip on the wording of the original message when responding via machine translation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGROUP'05 - Proceedings of the 2005 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work
Pages352-353
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP'05 - Sanibel Island, FL, United States
Duration: 2005 Nov 62005 Nov 9

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work

Conference

Conference2005 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP'05
CountryUnited States
CitySanibel Island, FL
Period05/11/605/11/9

Keywords

  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Machine translation
  • Misconception
  • Multilingual groups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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