Traduction et Langues
Volume 18, Numéro 2, Pages 188-199

Coherence In Machine Translation Output

Authors : Abadou Fadila .

Abstract

Coherence plays a key role in argumentation and thematic progression. To be characterised by appropriate coherence relations and structured in a logical manner, coherent discourse/text should have a context and a focus. The present research paper is interested, first, in capturing the different aspects of coherence, and second, in introducing this notion in texts generated by machine translation based on sentence-by-sentence basis, in order to see and discuss the several phenomena that can lead to incoherent document translations with different language pairs.

Keywords

coherence, (lexical) cohesion, machine translation, referencing anaphora, discourse connectives