On the Systematicity of Human Translation Processes

Michael Carl, Barbara Dragsted, Arnt Lykke Jakobsen

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    Abstract

    While translation careers and the translation profession become more globalised and more technological, we are still far from understanding how humans actually translate and how they could be best supported by machines. In this paper we attempt to outline a method which helps to uncover characteristic steps in human translation processes. Based on the translators' activity data, we develop a taxonomy of translation styles, which are characteristic for different kinds of translators. The taxonomy could serve to inform the development of advanced translation assistance tools and provide a basis for a well-suited and more grounded integration in human machine interaction in translation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2011
    Number of pages11
    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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    Carl, M., Dragsted, B., & Lykke Jakobsen, A. (2011). On the Systematicity of Human Translation Processes. Paper presented at Tralogy 2011. Translation Careers and Technologies: Convergence Points for the Future, Paris, France. http://lodel.irevues.inist.fr/tralogy/index.php?id=103