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Concurrent translation - reality or hype?

Gough, Joanna (2018) Concurrent translation - reality or hype? In: 40th Translating and Computer Conference (TC40) ASLING, 2018-11-15-2018-11-16, London, UK.

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Abstract

Concurrent translation (CT), a mode of translation where multiple individuals work on a text collaboratively and simultaneously in a cloud-based environment, is a relatively new phenomenon which has recently been implemented in professional workflows. Very little is known about the adoption of this workflow in professional settings and how this new mode of collaborative translation affects the product and the process of translation. This paper reports on a small-scale study carried out to gain some preliminary understanding of this new practice. The findings of a brief survey of Smartcat users suggest that concurrent translation seems to have gained a place in professional practice. However, the lack of information on the adoption of this mode of translation in literature or industry publications calls for a cautious approach. The findings from the observational study suggest that concurrent translation can have an effect on the translation product and process, especially from a cognitive perspective and in relation to broadly understood interpersonal dynamics in technology mediated, distributed environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Gough, Joannajoanna.gough@surrey.ac.uk
Editors :
NameEmailORCID
Chambers, David
Drugan, Joanna
Esteves-Ferreira, João
Macan, Juliet Margaret
Mitkov, Ruslan
Stefanov, Olaf-Michael
Date : October 2018
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2018 AsLing, The International Association for Advancement in Language Technology
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Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 19 Sep 2019 12:17
Last Modified : 19 Sep 2019 12:20
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/852674

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