Paula Niemietz


Automatic Recognition of Linguistic Replacements in Text Series Generated from Keystroke Logs
Daniel Couto-Vale | Stella Neumann | Paula Niemietz
Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'16)

This paper introduces a toolkit used for the purpose of detecting replacements of different grammatical and semantic structures in ongoing text production logged as a chronological series of computer interaction events (so-called keystroke logs). The specific case we use involves human translations where replacements can be indicative of translator behaviour that leads to specific features of translations that distinguish them from non-translated texts. The toolkit uses a novel CCG chart parser customised so as to recognise grammatical words independently of space and punctuation boundaries. On the basis of the linguistic analysis, structures in different versions of the target text are compared and classified as potential equivalents of the same source text segment by ‘equivalence judges’. In that way, replacements of grammatical and semantic structures can be detected. Beyond the specific task at hand the approach will also be useful for the analysis of other types of spaceless text such as Twitter hashtags and texts in agglutinative or spaceless languages like Finnish or Chinese.


Part of Speech Annotation of Intermediate Versions in the Keystroke Logged Translation Corpus
Tatiana Serbina | Paula Niemietz | Matthias Fricke | Philipp Meisen | Stella Neumann
Proceedings of the 9th Linguistic Annotation Workshop