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NTCIR-8 PATMT (Patent Translation) Evaluation Subtask
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NTCIR-8 Patent Translation (PATMT) Task
Evaluation Subtask Test Collection

Test Collection

This test collection is intended to evaluate machine translation (MT) quality from Japanese and English targeting patent information.
The collection includes:

Collection Subtask Phase Task Data # Lang.
NTCIR-8 PATMT AE* Training

Source Data

100 sentences
(Publication of unexamined patent applications)@
J

Reference Translation Data

100 sentences
(Patent grant data published from USPTO)
E
Machine Translation Data 100 sentences
*
11 systems
E
Human Evaluation Data (adequacy) 100 sentences
*
11 systems *
3 raters
-
Human Evaluation Data (fluency) 100 sentences
*
11systems
*
3 raters
-
Test

Source Data

100 sentences
(Publication of unexamined patent applications)@
J

Reference Translation Data

100 sentences
(Patent grant data published from USPTO)
E
Machine Translation Data 100 sentences
*
12 systems
E
Human Evaluation Data (adequacy) 100 sentences
*
12 systems
*
3 raters
-
Human Evaluation Data (fluency) 100 sentences
*
12 systems
*
3 raters
-
Additional Additional Reference Translation Data 100 sentences
*
3 translators
E

AE* Evaluation Subtask

--- The entire collection is provided by NII for research purposes.



The followings are the procedures to obtain the test collection. The test collection and data available from NII are free of charge.

Address

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Notice

The test collection has been constructed and used for the NTCIR. They are usable only for the research purpose use.
The documents collection included in the test collection were provided to NII for used in NTCIR free of charge or for a fee. The providers of the document data kindly understand the importance of the test collection in the research on information access technologies and then granted the use of the data for research purpose. Please remember that the document data in the NTCIR test collection is copyrighted and has commercial value as data. It is important for our continued reliable and good relationship with the data producers/providers that we researchers must behave as a reliable partners and use the data only for research purpose under the user agreement and use them carefully not to violate any rights for them .