Digital Texts as a Teaching Alternative of the Mother Language




computer linguistics, machine translation, corpus linguistics, relations extraction


Machine translation (MT) is used to obtain annotated corpus of English corpus which can be applicable to different natural language processing (NLP) tasks. Considering that there are more resources or data sets for training NLP models in
English language, this paper explores the application of MT to automate NLP tasks in
Spanish. Thus, the article describes a dataset for the extraction of generic relations (reACE) and the construction of a semantic extraction model of relations in Spanish (ER), based on the set of samples translated from English to Spanish. The results show that for the MT task it is necessary to implement a corpus preediting process in English to avoid translation and post-editing errors and maintain the original corpus annotations. The ER models in Spanish achieve measures of accuracy, completeness, and F-value comparable to those obtained by the model in the English language, which suggests that machine translation is a useful tool to perform NLP tasks in the Spanish language.


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Peña Torres, J A, Bucheli, V, & Gutiérrez de Piñerez Reyes , R. (2022). Digital Texts as a Teaching Alternative of the Mother Language. Cuadernos de Lingüística Hispánica, (39), 1–16.



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