A parallel corpus of translationese

Ella Rabinovich, Shuly Wintner, Ofek Luis Lewinsohn

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We describe a set of bilingual English-French and English-German parallel corpora in which the direction of translation is accurately and reliably annotated. The corpora are diverse, consisting of parliamentary proceedings, literary works, transcriptions of TED talks and political commentary. They will be instrumental for research of translationese and its applications to (human and machine) translation; specifically, they can be used for the task of translationese identification, a research direction that enjoys a growing interest in recent years. To validate the quality and reliability of the corpora, we replicated previous results of supervised and unsupervised identification of translationese, and further extended the experiments to additional datasets and languages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing - 17th International Conference, CICLing 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsAlexander Gelbukh
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783319754864
StatePublished - 2018
Event17th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, CICLing 2016 - Konya, Turkey
Duration: 3 Apr 20169 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9624 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference17th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, CICLing 2016

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018.


  • Machine translation
  • Parallel corpora
  • Translationese

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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