Carla Parra Escartín

WriteAid: Machine Translation-Assisted Medical Publication

During my EDGE fellowship I will explore how Machine Translation can be used to help non-native speakers of English to publish their work. I will engage with researchers from specific domains such as the medical one, and research how the texts produced in their first language (e.g. Spanish) can be pre-processed prior to undergoing machine translation. As machine translated texts also require a certain amount of revision (post-editing), I will additionally research how this can be alleviated by means of automatic post-editing mechanisms. The ultimate goal is to help researchers to publish in English while drafting their texts in their first language, thus allowing them to focus on the content while WriteAid assists them with the language.