Metadata Records Translation: The Case of The Portal to Texas History Metadata

Metadata describes a digital item, providing (if known) such information as creator, publisher, contents, size, relationship to other resources, and more. Metadata may also contain "preservation" components that help us to maintain the integrity of digital files over time.

Title

  • Main Title Metadata Records Translation: The Case of The Portal to Texas History

Creator

  • Author: Chen, Jiangping
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Ding, Ren
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Wuhan University
  • Author: Jiang, Shan
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: National Science Library. Wuhan Branch

Publisher

  • Name: National Science Library. Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Place of Publication: [Beijing, People's Republic of China]

Date

  • Creation: 2011

Language

  • Chinese
  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Article on metadata records translation and a study of The Portal to Texas History.
  • Physical Description: 8 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: Google
  • Keyword: Bing
  • Keyword: Systran
  • Keyword: online translations
  • Keyword: The Portal to Texas History
  • Keyword: metadata
  • Keyword: manual evaluations

Source

  • Journal: Library and Information Service, 2011, Beijing: National Science Library. Chinese Academy of Sciences, pp. 16-20

Citation

  • Publication Title: Library and Information Service
  • Volume: 54
  • Issue: 2
  • Page Start: 16
  • Page End: 20
  • Peer Reviewed: True

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Information
    Code: UNTCOI

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc96820

Degree

  • Academic Department: Library and Information Science

Note

  • Display Note: This is the preprint version. The final and definitive form has been published in the Library and Information Service Journal.
  • Display Note: In this paper, performance of online translation systems including Google, Systran and Bing on translating metadata records derived from the digital library- Portal to Texas History- is manually evaluated using four measures: Fluency, Adequacy, Incorrect Translation, and Missing Translation. The authors propose exploring multi-engine machine translation for improving the quality of translation and point out three possible strategies of implementing multilingual information access in digital libraries applying machine translation of metadata records.