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Using Translation Memory to Speed up Translation Process


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Brkić, Marija and Seljan, Sanja and Bašić Mikulić, Božena. (2009). Using Translation Memory to Speed up Translation Process. In: 2nd International Conference “The Future of Information Sciences: INFuture2009 – Digital Resources and Knowledge Sharing”, 4-6 November 2009, Zagreb, Croatia.

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Translation process is one aspect of human creativity. Due to globalization, EU accession negotiations, and the need for information exchange, the amount of translation work increases on a daily basis. The translation process is hindered by the fact that the languages involved differ culturally, stylistically, syntactically and lexically. This paper explores the benefits and limitations of TMs (translation memories). TMs are not used for replacing humans in the translation process, but rather for enhancing the human translation process. In this paper, a detailed analysis of Atril’s Déjà Vu X system is presented, along with its time-saving implications, which are based on the reuse of previously stored segments. Excerpts from three different digital camera user manuals are translated from English into Croatian. Evaluation is performed by measuring the time difference between human and TM-based translation speeds in preparation, translation, and revision phases, and with regard to six different parameters.

Item Type: Published conference work (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Translation Memory (TM), Déjà Vu, Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT), language pair, translation unit (TU), translation speed
Subjects: Information sciences > Social-humanistic informatics
Information sciences > Natural language processing, lexicography and encyclopedic science
Departments: Department of Information Science
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 09:44
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 09:44

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