Elena Khasanova


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Creating a Corpus for Russian Data-to-Text Generation Using Neural Machine Translation and Post-Editing
Anastasia Shimorina | Elena Khasanova | Claire Gardent
Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Balto-Slavic Natural Language Processing

In this paper, we propose an approach for semi-automatically creating a data-to-text (D2T) corpus for Russian that can be used to learn a D2T natural language generation model. An error analysis of the output of an English-to-Russian neural machine translation system shows that 80% of the automatically translated sentences contain an error and that 53% of all translation errors bear on named entities (NE). We therefore focus on named entities and introduce two post-editing techniques for correcting wrongly translated NEs.