A Machine Translation Approach for Medical Terms

Alejandro Renato, José Castaño, Pilar Ávila, Hernán Berinsky, Laura Gambarte, Hee Park, David Pérez, Carlos Otero, Daniel Luna

Abstract

We describe the task of translating clinical term descriptions from Spanish to Brazilian Portuguese. We build a statistical machine translation system (SMT) using in-domain parallel corpora and available machine learning tools. The performance of this SMT was compared with general purpose machine translation systems available online. We used different techniques to validate the result of the different systems, using reference domain terminology and the occurrence of translated descriptions in a corpus of medical scientific literature and in domain specific web pages. We also use two sets of 1000 description terms that were revised and checked by a Portuguese speaker. The performance of the SMT we built had very good preliminary results.

References

Download


Paper Citation


in Harvard Style

Renato A., Castaño J., Ávila P., Berinsky H., Gambarte L., Park H., Pérez D., Otero C. and Luna D. (2018). A Machine Translation Approach for Medical Terms.In Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-281-3, pages 369-378. DOI: 10.5220/0006555003690378


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf18,
author={Alejandro Renato and José Castaño and Pilar Ávila and Hernán Berinsky and Laura Gambarte and Hee Park and David Pérez and Carlos Otero and Daniel Luna},
title={A Machine Translation Approach for Medical Terms},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,},
year={2018},
pages={369-378},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006555003690378},
isbn={978-989-758-281-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,
TI - A Machine Translation Approach for Medical Terms
SN - 978-989-758-281-3
AU - Renato A.
AU - Castaño J.
AU - Ávila P.
AU - Berinsky H.
AU - Gambarte L.
AU - Park H.
AU - Pérez D.
AU - Otero C.
AU - Luna D.
PY - 2018
SP - 369
EP - 378
DO - 10.5220/0006555003690378