The CRITT Translation Process Research Database

Michael Carl, Moritz Schaeffer, Srinivas Bangalore

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    Since its existence 10 years ago, the Center for Research and Innovation in Translation and Translation Technology (CRITT) at the Copenhagen Business School has been involved in Translation Process Research (TPR). TPR data was initially collected by the Translog tool and released in 2012 as a Translation Process Research Database (TPR-DB). Since 2012 many more experiments have been conducted and more data has been added to the TPR-DB. In particular, within the CASMACAT (Sanchis-Trilles et al. 2014) project a large amount of TPR data for post-editing machine translation was recorded and the TPR-DB has been made publicly available under a creative commons license. At the time of this writing, the TPR-DB contains almost 30 studies of translation, post-editing, revision, authoring and copying tasks, recorded with Translog and with the CASMACAT workbench. Each study consists of between 8 and more than 100 recording sessions, involving more than 300 translators. Currently, the data amounts to more than 500 h of text production time gathered in more than 1400 sessions with more than 600,000 translated words in more than 10 different target languages.
    This chapter describes the features and visualization options of the TPR-DB. This database contains recorded logging data, as well as derived and annotated information assembled in seven kinds of simple and compound process—and product units which are suited to investigate human and computer-assisted translation processes and advanced user modelling.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Directions in Empirical Translation Process Research : Exploring the CRITT TPR-DB
    EditorsMichael Carl, Srinivas Bangalore, Moritz Schaeffer
    Number of pages42
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Publication date2016
    ISBN (Print)9783319203577
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319203584
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    SeriesNew Frontiers in Translation Studies


    • Empirical translation process research
    • Translation process research database

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