Monthly Archives: January 2017

Threefold ambiguity: French ‘nouvelle’

Let us mention the issue of threefold ambiguity: french ‘nouvelle’ can translate into: ‘nutizia‘ (‘piece of news’) or ‘nuvella‘ (short story’) or ‘nova‘ (‘new’) The disambiguation between ‘nutizia‘ (‘piece of news’) or ‘nuvella‘ (short story’) is semantic (hard) while the … Continue reading

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Further reflections on the definition of ‘above human level’ translation

Some further reflections on the definition of ‘above human level’ translation: – the answer may not be based solely on the quantitative side, being of the type: ‘above 96%’, “above 97%’, ‘above 98%’, etc. – it seems the answer should also … Continue reading

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Defining an instance of Feigenbaum test

Defining an instance of Feigenbaum test (from wikipedia: generally defined as a variant of the Turing test where a computer software attemps to imitate a human expert in a given field): Translating French into Corsican. We expect 98% accuracy and lack of gross errors in order … Continue reading

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Partitive article

Scoring 1-10/159 = 93.71%. Partitive article successfully handled: ‘participe à de nombreuses batailles’ = participeghja à numerose battaglie ‘fournit des renseignements’ = furnisce i rinsignamenti

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December 31, 2016: scoring 96%

scoring 1- 4/100 = 96%. It should read: natu …in Yffiniac 216 vittorie frà e quale 144 … eccituatu i criterium

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January 6, 2017: scoring 96.57%

scoring 1 – 5/146 = 96.57% lack of vocabulary: ‘equine’, ‘tracter’, verdine’

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January 8, 2017: Scoring 97.47%

Scoring 1 – 3/119 = 97.47% 2 100% consecutive sentences 1 accordance error: sviluppata should read ‘sviluppatu‘, according with ghjocu (game) and not with avventura (adventure)

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Scoring 97.47%: would it qualify as a successful Feigenbaum test? No.

scoring 1 – 3/119 = 97.47%: would it qualify as a successful Feigenbaum test? The answer is clearly ‘no’, since 2 errors can be identified as gross errors, i.e.some errors that a human would not do: – ‘sviluppata‘ should read ‘sviluppatu‘, … Continue reading

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