TERp system description

TitleTERp system description
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSnover M, Madnani N, Dorr BJ, Schwartz R
JournalMetricsMATR workshop at AMTA
Date Published2008///

This paper describes TER-Plus (TERp) the University of Maryland / BBN Technologies submission for the NIST Metric MATR 2008 workshop on automatic machine translation evaluation metrics. TERp is an extension of Translation Edit Rate (TER) that builds off of the success of TER as an evaluation metric and alignment tool while addressing several of its weaknesses through the use of paraphrases, morphological stemming, and synonyms, as well as edit costs that are optimized to correlate better with various types of human judgments.