Johann Roturier

Johann Roturier is a member of the Symantec Research Labs Team in Dublin, Ireland. His current research interests lie at the intersection of natural language processing, localization, and human factors in security. Johann completed his Ph.D. thesis in 2007, which investigated the impact of controlled language rules on various characteristics of machine-translated documentation. Since then, he has transferred some of his research findings into production processes, co-authored several papers and patents, and worked with multiple product teams.

During that time, he has also authored a book on localization (published by Routledge), taken part in standardization activities, served on numerous program committees for top-tier conferences (e.g. ACL, NAACL, EMNLP), co-supervised several Ph.D. Computer Science and Applied Language students, and acted as the scientific representative of the FP7 ACCEPT collaborative research project.

Selected Academic Papers

  • Foreebank: Syntactic Analysis of Customer Support Forums
    Rasoul Kaljahi, Jennifer Foster, Johann Roturier, Corentin Ribeyre, Teresa Lynn, Joseph Le Roux

    In Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2015)

  • Localizing Apps: A practical guide for translators and translation students
    Johann Roturier

    Published by Routledge

  • Quality Estimation of English-French Machine Translation: A Detailed Study of the Role of Syntax
    Rasoul Kaljahi, Jennifer Foster, Johann Roturier, Raphael Rubino

    In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014)

  • Syntax and Semantics in Quality Estimation of Machine Translation
    Rasoul Kaljahi, Jennifer Foster, Johann Roturier

    In Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Structure in Statistical Translation (SSST-8)

  • Community-based post-editing of machine-translated content: monolingual vs. bilingual
    Linda Mitchell, Johann Roturier, Sharon O’Brien

    In Proceedings of the 2nd MT Summit XIV Workshop on Post-editing Technology and Practice (WPTP 2013)

  • DCU-Symantec at the WMT 2013 Quality Estimation Shared Task
    Raphaël Rubino, Johann Roturier, Rasoul Samad Zadeh Kaljahi, Fred Hollowood, Jennifer Foster, Joachim Wagner

    In Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (ACL 2013)

  • Quality Estimation-guided Data Selection for Domain Adaptation of SMT
    Pratyush Banerjee, Raphael Rubino, Johann Roturier, Josef van Genabith

    In Proceedings of the 14th Machine Translation Summit (MT Summit 2013)

  • The ACCEPT Post-Editing environment: a flexible and customisable online tool to perform and analyse machine translation post-editing
    Johann Roturier, Linda Mitchell, David Silva

    In Proceedings of the 14th Machine Translation Summit (MT Summit 2013)

  • DCU-Symantec Submission for the WMT 2012 Quality Estimation Task
    Raphaël Rubino, Johann Roturier, Rasoul Samad Zadeh Kaljahi, Fred Hollowood, Jennifer Foster, Joachim Wagner

    In Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (NAACL 2012)

  • Domain adaptation in statistical machine translation of user-forum data using component-level mixture modeling in statistical machine translation of user-forum data using component-level mixture modeling
    Pratyush Banerjee, Sudip Kumar Naskar, Johann Roturier, Andy Way, Josef Van Genabith

    In Proceedings of the 13th Machine Translation Summit (MT Summit XIII)

  • Evaluation of MT systems to translate user generated content
    Johann Roturier, Anthony Bensadoun

    In Proceedings of the 13th Machine Translation Summit (MT Summit XIII)

  • Using Automatic Machine Translation Metrics to Analyze the Impact of Source Reformulations
    Johann Roturier, Linda Mitchell, Robert Grabowski, Melanie Siegel

    In Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA-2012)