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Multidimensional Quality Metrics Definition
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This document defines the Multidimensional Quality Metrics (MQM) framework. It contains a description of the issue types, scoring mechanism, and markup, as well as informative mappings to various quality systems. MQM provides a flexible framework for defining custom metrics for the assessment of translation quality. These metrics may be considered to be within the same […]

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The human role in a machine-translated world
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The rise of machine translation has left human translators with an uncertain future. But the translation industry cannot depend on machines alone and won’t be able to any time soon. So where do translators find their new place? Image: © CharlieAJA/stockphoto.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       http://www.tcworld.info/

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La révision comme clé de la gestion de la qualité des traductions en contexte professionnel
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Katell Morin-Hernandez. La révision comme clé de la gestion de la qualité des traductions en contexte professionnel. Linguistics. Université Rennes 2, 2009. French. (Thèse)   1. Gestion de la qualité des traductions spécialisées professionnelles 2. Contexte  didactique et professionnel de la pratique de la révision 3. Cadre méthodologique de l’enquête sur la révision et la […]

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Localize Binary or Source Files
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(Product Support Center – Alchemy Catalyst) A trend towards binary localization in past years A significant trend over the past number of years is the rapid decline in the translating of source files. As products are better designed for localization and avail of the Microsoft Foundation Class API’s and toolkits, the need to send source […]

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J’ai testé pour vous : la TPBox
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Par Marie Surreau, étudiante M2 TSM (Master “Traduction Spécialisée Multilingue”, Université de Lille-SHS) La TPBox est un système de gestion de projet conçu pour les agences de traduction. Il s’agit d’une plateforme en ligne, il n’y a donc rien à installer sur son ordinateur. L’interface est disponible en plusieurs langues : anglais, français, allemand, espagnol […]

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Lump it and Like it
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A recent argument with an agency about the word count for a job handed in weeks previously has driven home just how sordid this practice of counting words really is. Thankfully, this type of situation doesn’t rear its ugly head that often, and this particular client is not one of my main sources of income.   […]

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How to Find and Approach Your Ideal Clients through LinkedIn
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Home page LinkedIn is the world’s largest online professional network, with more than 400 million members. This article provides a plethora of tips you can use to make the most out of LinkedIn.   Wondering why you’re not getting the results you expected from LinkedIn? Maybe you should take a closer look at your profile. […]

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Monolingual reference electronic corpora in the translator’s toolbox
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This blog post is about the use of electronic corpora, specifically monolingual reference corpora, for translators. It discusses the use of the Google Books Corpus as opposed to BYU corpora (British National Corpus, Corpus of Contemporary American English, News on the Web Corpus…).   https://theopenmic.co

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Enabling smooth translations from Japanese into English
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Major cultural and linguistic differences hamper translation of Japanese documents into English and other European languages. But in every challenge lies an opportunity. Improving Japanese documents to facilitate translation offers a unique insight into the distinct characteristics of these diverse languages. Image: © GentleAssassin/istockphoto.com     http://www.tcworld.info

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Translating as risk management
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Risk analysis can be applied to translation in several ways. One application concerns the specificity of translation, where risk is primarily the probability of the translator losing a translation-specific kind of credibility; it concerns relations between people and can be called ‘credibility risk’.     https://www.academia.edu/10485092/Translating_as_risk_management  

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Technique Pomodoro : quelques tomates par jour, en forme toujours
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La technique Pomodoro : l’arme de dégustation massive qui va t’aider à  digérer des tonnes de tâches. Petit résumé de la technique, menu, et conseils du chef !   J’ai récemment adopté une tomate pour structurer mes tâches quotidiennes, gérer mes contrats et assurer un suivi simple mais précis de mes techniques de travail (donc […]

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The future of Terminology in the Internet of Things
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How does Terminology fit into an Internet of Things world? This blog explores what the future holds.   The Internet of Things (IoT) is the communication between devices with sensors that exchange all types of data via the Internet; in other words, it is a huge network of interconnected objects (or things): goods, machines, appliances, […]

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Busy vs. productive: Finding your productivity nirvana | Looking-Glass Translations
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Business shouldn’t be busy: Marie Jackson discusses the importance of efficiency over activity and reveals how to find your productivity nirvana.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         lookingglasstranslations.com

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Revisions
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By revision I’m referring to a translation being checked against the source by a second translator. A lot of colleagues refer to this as proofreading, but proofreading is a different skill performed by a proofreader who isn’t usually a translator at all.                                                                                                                                                                     https://nikkigrahamtranix.com

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Standards, Terminology and Europe
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We use standards every day, in all aspects of our lives. Some standards have been around for hundreds or even thousands of years. Think, for example, of weights and measures and how their differences and similarities affect us all. Standards provide a shared reference framework that ensures safety, reliability, interoperability, and transparency, …   http://www.massardo.com  

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Blabbing Translators
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Live talk show about translation and translators. #BlabbingTranslators is the first live talk show about the translation profession and translators. Why do this? Well, we feel like this is a perfect opportunity to meet amazing people and learn something new.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The First […]

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Why I volunteer for Translators Without Borders
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I just completed a translation for Translators Without Borders, my fourth this year. And I must admit I was touched. This time I translated for a charity that helped orphaned children get back to school after the Ebola outbreak last year. Such a beautiful initiative needs our support.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             https://prozcomblog.com

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Courts struggle to find interpreters in unusual languages
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People speaking rare or unusual languages are often denied timely access to justice due to a shortage of court interpreters with knowledge of their specialized vernaculars, says Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar. “How can someone properly defend themselves or put forward their position if they can’t communicate?” asks Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation.   http://suzannedeliscar.ca

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Les corpus et la recherche en terminologie et en traductologie
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Marc Van Campenhoudt et Rita Temmerman | Érudit | Meta v56 n2 2011, p. 223-225 | http://id.erudit.org/iderudit/1006173ar L’expression linguistique de corpus ou corpus linguistics semble relativement tardive au regard des liens profonds qui unissent texte et informatique. Elle semble émerger vers la fin des années 1970, sans que le lien avec la linguistique computationnelle soit nécessairement perçu comme […]

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Red T – Translating and interpreting in conflict zones
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Communication is a critical component in modern warfare. Neither intelligence gathering nor logistics nor multinational armed forces can operate unless lines of communication are functioning reliably and safely. Telephony and computers enable signal intelligence and strategic operations, but what about the human elements? What about the interpreters and translators who perform a critical function in […]

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Recommendations for Translation Environments to Improve Translators’ Workflows
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Jan Van den Bergh, Eva Geurts, Donald Degraen, Mieke Haesen, Iulianna van der Lek-Ciudin and Karin Coninx (2015). A full list of publications based on the SCATE research from the University of Leuven is available at https://www.arts.kuleuven.be/ling/ccl/projects/scate/publications Language professionals play an important role in an increasingly multilingual society where people commonly do not sufficiently understand […]

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All or Nothing?
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Can we have all things we want and save money at the same time? It is a good question, though! We may assume that taking on credits will save our deplorable situation. But binding oneself with monthly payments is far from freedom of choice but rather voluntary life-long commitment to indebtedness before banking institutions or […]

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Finance Tips for Freelance Translators Part II
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Welcome back to my series on Finance Tips for Freelance Translators! Today I’d like to address a commonplace part of our profession: invoices. As a business owner, invoices are indispensable documents to keep track of your jobs and, most importantly, of who owes you how much money, and when do they have to pay?   […]

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Jobs Traveling In Style
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Organizing quality control on a large translation project with only 10% of the translation budget is a real challenge, especially if the customer expects 100% of the translations to be checked.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             https://theopenmic.co

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Readings, tools, and useful links for corpus analysis
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The following list is a result of collaboration by participants of Lancaster’s recent MOOC on Corpus Linguistics. This is a selection of the links that I considered more relevant for those who might want to start exploring this field. If you want to share other links, feel free to add a comment or send me […]

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About IATE – Terminology Coordination Unit
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IATE (InterActive Terminology for Europe) is the terminology database for all EU institutions. IATE has been operational since the summer of 2004 with the aim of providing an internet-based service for sharing terminology between institutions. In 2007 a public version of the site was launched which enables all EU citizens to search for specific terminology […]

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