Empty Links and Crossing Lines: Querying Multilayer Annotation and Alignment in Parallel Corpora

TitleEmpty Links and Crossing Lines: Querying Multilayer Annotation and Alignment in Parallel Corpora
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
Authorsulo, O. Č., Hansen-Schirra S., Maksymski K., & Neumann S.
Published inIn Translation: Computation
Volume1
Issue1
Page(s)75-104
Other Numbers3272
Keywordscorpus query, multi-layer annotation and alignment, parallel corpora, translation properties, translation shifts, translation studies
Abstract

Translation shifts can be informative in various ways. Amongst other things, they can pointto typological differences between languages or be indicators of properties of translated textlike e.g. explicitation or normalisation. Detecting translation shifts in parallel corpora is thusa major task from the viewpoint of translation studies. This paper presents an analysis oftranslation shifts in a parallel corpus (English-German). It offers an operationalisation ofqueries which can exploit multi-layer annotation and alignment in order to detect variouskinds of translation shifts across category boundary lines and empty alignment links. Thepaper furthermore discusses the shifts and links them to certain translation properties.

Acknowledgment

This work was partially funded by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) through a postdoctoral fellowship.

URLhttp://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/pubs/ai/emptylinks11.pdf
Bibliographic Notes

In Translation: Computation, Corpora, Cognition (TC3), Special Issue on Parallel Corpora: Annotation, Exploitation, Evaluation, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 75-104

Abbreviated Authors

O. ?ulo, S. Hansen-Schirra, K. Maksymski, and S. Neumann

ICSI Research Group

AI

ICSI Publication Type

Article in journal or magazine