Evaluating the effects of interactivity in a post-editing workbench

Nancy Underwood, Bartolomé Mesa-Lao, Mercedes García Martínez, Michael Carl, Vicent Alabau, Jesús González-Rubio, Luis A. Leiva, Germán Sanchis-Trilles, Daniel Ortíz-Martínez, Francisco Casacuberta


Abstract
This paper describes the field trial and subsequent evaluation of a post-editing workbench which is currently under development in the EU-funded CasMaCat project. Based on user evaluations of the initial prototype of the workbench, this second prototype of the workbench includes a number of interactive features designed to improve productivity and user satisfaction. Using CasMaCat’s own facilities for logging keystrokes and eye tracking, data were collected from nine post-editors in a professional setting. These data were then used to investigate the effects of the interactive features on productivity, quality, user satisfaction and cognitive load as reflected in the post-editors’ gaze activity. These quantitative results are combined with the qualitative results derived from user questionnaires and interviews conducted with all the participants.
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L14-1261
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Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)
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May
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2014
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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553–559
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http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2014/pdf/289_Paper.pdf
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