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Privacy issues in online machine translation services – European perspective

  • In order to develop its full potential, global communication needs linguistic support systems such as Machine Translation (MT). In the past decade, free online MT tools have become available to the general public, and the quality of their output is increasing. However, the use of such tools may entail various legal implications, especially as far as processing of personal data is concerned. This is even more evident if we take into account that their business model is largely based on providing translation in exchange for data, which can subsequently be used to improve the translation model, but also for commercial purposes. The purpose of this paper is to examine how free online MT tools fit in the European data protection framework, harmonised by the EU Data Protection Directive. The perspectives of both the user and the MT service provider are taken into account.

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Author:Paweł KamockiGND, Jim O'Regan
Title Additional (German):Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portorož, Slovenia
Publisher:European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Place of publication:Paris
Editor:Nicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Thierry Declerck, Sara Goggi, Marko Grobelnik, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Helene Mazo, Asuncion Moreno, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2016
Date of Publication (online):2016/07/05
Tag:machine translation; personal data; privacy
GND Keyword:Computerunterstützte Übersetzung; Persönlichkeitsrecht; Privatheit; Privatsphäre
First Page:4458
Last Page:4462
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 410 Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Angewandte Linguistik
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International