The FISKMÖ Project: Resources and Tools for Finnish-Swedish Machine Translation and Cross-Linguistic Research

Jörg Tiedemann, Tommi Nieminen, Mikko Aulamo, Jenna Kanerva, Akseli Leino, Filip Ginter, Niko Papula


Abstract
This paper presents FISKMÖ, a project that focuses on the development of resources and tools for cross-linguistic research and machine translation between Finnish and Swedish. The goal of the project is the compilation of a massive parallel corpus out of translated material collected from web sources, public and private organisations and language service providers in Finland with its two official languages. The project also aims at the development of open and freely accessible translation services for those two languages for the general purpose and for domain-specific use. We have released new data sets with over 3 million translation units, a benchmark test set for MT development, pre-trained neural MT models with high coverage and competitive performance and a self-contained MT plugin for a popular CAT tool. The latter enables offline translation without dependencies on external services making it possible to work with highly sensitive data without compromising security concerns.
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2020.lrec-1.470
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Proceedings of the 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
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May
Year:
2020
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Marseille, France
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COLING | LREC
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European Language Resources Association
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3808–3815
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English
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