Difficulties in establishing common ground in multiparty groups using machine translation

Naomi Yamashita, Rieko Inaba, Hideaki Kuzuoka, Toru Ishida

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Abstract

When people communicate in their native languages using machine translation, they face various problems in constructing common ground. This study investigates the difficulties of constructing common ground when multiparty groups (consisting of more than two language communities) communicate using machine translation. We compose triads whose members come from three different language communities-China, Korea, and Japan-and compare their referential communication under two conditions: in their shared second language (English) and in their native languages using machine translation. Consequently, our study suggests the importance of not only grounding between speaker and addressee but also grounding between addressees in constructing effective machine-translation-mediated communication. Furthermore, to successfully build common ground between addressees, it seems important for them to be able to monitor what is going on between a speaker and other addressees.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2009
Subtitle of host publicationDigital Life New World - Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Pages679-688
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2009 Apr 42009 Apr 9

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period09/4/409/4/9

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Keywords

  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Machine translation
  • Referential communication. grounding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Yamashita, N., Inaba, R., Kuzuoka, H., & Ishida, T. (2009). Difficulties in establishing common ground in multiparty groups using machine translation. In CHI 2009: Digital Life New World - Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 679-688). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/1518701.1518807