Places available! Tutorial on Practical Statistics for Research in Machine Translation and Translation Studies (Nov 20)
Tutorial on Practical Statistics for Research in Machine Translation and Translation Studies
Antonio Toral (University of Groningen)
The tutorial will introduce a set of very useful statistical tests for conducting analyses in the research areas of Machine Translation (MT) and Translation Studies (TS).
For each statistical test, the presenter will:
1. introduce it in the context of a common research example that pertains to the area of MT and/or TS
2. explain the technique behind the test and its assumptions
3. cover common pitfalls when the test is applied in research studies, and
4. conduct a hands-on activity so that attendees can put the knowledge acquired in practice straight-away. All examples and exercises will be in R.
The following statistical tests will be covered:
– t-tests (both parametric and non-parametric)
– bootstrap resampling
– Pearson and Spearman correlation coefficients
– linear mixed-effects models.
This tutorial is relevant for researchers and students who would like to get a hands on approach, but is also open for those who would like to get a general idea on the topic.
It will take place on Wednesday, November 20, in the conference room of building C7.4 from 9:15 to 17:30.
A few places are still available! If you would like to participate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, November 19, noon.