Tracking inconsistencies in parallel multilingual documents

Amit Pariyar, Donghui Lin, Toru Ishida

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Abstract

Translation practices in parallel multilingual documents are bound to generate inconsistencies in the documents due to missing information or part of document not translated, changes not propagated across languages, unavailability of same information in all languages. In this research, we present a mechanism to manage inconsistencies in parallel multilingual documents. To model inconsistencies in the multilingual contents, we propose a state transition model to define the states of sentences in the documents, the actions performed on the sentences and the set of transition functions. We then define consistency rules to signal the states of sentences resulting in inconsistencies. We illustrated the proposed mechanism with a case study on tracking inconsistencies in the multilingual MediaWiki Installation Guide as a tool support for tracking inconsistent portions such as missing information, changes not propagated and unavailability of same information in multilingual documents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages15-20
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769550473
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2013 Sep 162013 Sep 18

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013

Conference

Conference2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period13/9/1613/9/18

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Keywords

  • Inconsistencies
  • Multilingual Document
  • State transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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Pariyar, A., Lin, D., & Ishida, T. (2013). Tracking inconsistencies in parallel multilingual documents. In Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013 (pp. 15-20). [6680324] (Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/CultureComputing.2013.11