A Taxonomy of Human Translation Styles

Michael Carl, Barbara Dragsted, Arnt Lykke Jakobsen

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    Abstract

    While the translation profession becomes increasingly technological, we are still far from understanding how humans actually translate and how they could be best supported by machines. In this paper we outline a method which helps to uncover characteristics of human translation processes. Based on the translators' activity data, we develop a taxonomy of translation styles. The taxonomy could serve to inform the development of advanced translation assistance tools and provide a basis for a felicitous and grounded integration of human machine interaction in translation.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTranslation Journal
    Volume16
    Issue number2
    ISSN1536-7207
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventTralogy 2011. Translation Careers and Technologies: Convergence Points for the Future - Paris, France
    Duration: 3 Mar 20114 Mar 2011
    http://www.tralogy.eu/

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    ConferenceTralogy 2011. Translation Careers and Technologies: Convergence Points for the Future
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period03/03/201104/03/2011
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