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Maarit Koponen

20042020
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Description of research and teaching

Research interests

  • machine translation and post-editing
  • (machine) translation quality evaluation

Currently I am working as a post doctoral researcher in the MeMAD (Methods for Managing Audiovisual Data) project, in the work package focusing on multilingual and multimodal machine translation. My research in the project focuses on machine translation quality evaluation.

I am on research leave from my post as university lecturer at the University of Turku.

My research interests also include machine translation post-editing and translation process research. My PhD thesis "Machine Translation Post-editing and Effort: Empirical Studies on the Post-editing Process", which was completed at the University of Helsinki in 2016, investigated through analyses of post-edited material how different types of MT errors affect meaning in machine translation and the effort involved in post-editing MT. The PhD project has been funded by Langnet Finnish Graduate School in Language Studies (January 2010 - December 2013).

My teaching activities at the University of Turku (2016-2019), University of Helsinki (2010-2016), and University of Eastern Finland focus mainly on translation technology, computer assisted translation and post-editing, as well as translation theory and professional translation (English-to-Finnish).

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • machine translation
  • machine translation post-editing
  • translation process research
  • machine translation quality evaluation
  • translation quality

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2004 2018

Machine Translation Post-editing and Effort: Empirical Studies on the Post-editing Process

Koponen, M., Mar 2016, Helsinki: University of Helsinki. 74 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

Is Machine Translation Post-editing Worth the Effort? A Survey of Research into Post-editing and Effort

Koponen, M., 28 Jan 2016, In : The Journal of Specialised Translation. 25, p. 131-148 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

On the correctness of machine translation: A machine translation post-editing task

Koponen, M. & Salmi, L., Jan 2015, In : The Journal of Specialised Translation. 2015, 23, p. 118-136

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Sub-sentence Level Analysis of Machine Translation Post-editing Effort

Aziz, W., Koponen, M. & Specia, L., Mar 2014, Post-editing of Machine Translation: Processes and Applications. O'Brien, S., Winther Balling, L., Carl, M., Simard, M. & Specia, L. (eds.). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 170-199

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

This translation is not too bad: An analysis of post-editor choices in a machine translation post-editing task

Koponen, M., Aug 2013, Proceedings of MT Summit XIV Workshop on Post-editing Technology and Practice. O'Brien, S., Simard, M. & Specia, L. (eds.). European Association for Machine Translation, p. 1-9

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Projects 2005 2020

Activities 2010 2015

  • 29 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Public Talks

SKTL:n 60-vuotisjuhlaluentosarja: Korvaako kone kääntäjän?

Maarit Koponen (Speaker: Presenter)
26 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

The Fourth Workshop on Post-editing Technology and Practice (MT Summit XV)

Maarit Koponen (Speaker: Presenter)
3 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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FIT XXth World Congress: Man vs. Machine ? The Future of Translators, Interpreters and Terminologists

Maarit Koponen (Speaker: Presenter)
4 Aug 20146 Aug 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

The 2nd Workshop on Post-editing Technology and Practice

Maarit Koponen (Speaker: Presenter)
2 Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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7th EST Congress Translation Studies: Centres and peripheries

Maarit Koponen (Speaker: Presenter)
29 Aug 20131 Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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