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Master thesis defence: Daniel Vidal Hussey – Method without Madness: Computer-Assisted Translation at the Service of Translators

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This thesis identifies a problem with how computer-assisted translation tools are developed. Their final use as an aid to translators is often not fully-considered and left to others to evaluate. A new methodology is proposed which allows a cat tool to be evaluated intrinsically and extrinsically using methods that show the tools ef fect on the whole translation process. Special emphasis is placed on prototyping as a resource-effective way to create tools and gain critical feedback before a full implementation. To evaluate the methodology’s usefulness, StyleCheck is developed and evaluated using it. StyleCheck detects when a style guide rule is applied and gives a hint to the translator when it isn’t. Results show StyleCheck is effective at getting a style guide to be applied, more than translating from scratch or post-editing, although more work on the user interface is required. The methodology is proven to be good at coming up with cat tool improvements, quickly protoyping them and evaluating them.

Opponent: Anne Schumacher
Examiner: Simon Dobnik

Date: 2015-09-28 10:30 - 12:00

Location: Room 112, Dicksonsgatan 4

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