ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2008)

Athens, Greece
August 25-27, 2008

Formulaic Expressions in Language Technology

María Fernández-Parra

Swansea University, United Kingdom

Little attention has been given to the treatment of formulaic expressions in language technology during the past few decades, although such expressions are in fact extremely common both in conversation and in written discourse. Computer- Assisted Translation (CAT) tools are currently the most widely used language technology tools among professional translators. In this paper, I intend to determine the usefulness of such tools in the treatment of formulaic expressions. In particular, the aim is to evaluate the performance of Trados (2007 version), the leader in the CAT-tools market, in the treatment of such expressions, compared to the treatment of terms and ordinary translation units, by examining the performance of selected components in the identification and translation of formulaic expressions.

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Bibliographic reference.  Fernández-Parra, María (2008): "Formulaic expressions in language technology", In ExLing-2008, 93-96.