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The effectiveness of consulting external resources during translation and postediting of general text types

Joke Daems (UGent) , Michael Carl, Sonia Vandepitte (UGent) , Robert Hartsuiker (UGent) and Lieve Macken (UGent)
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Consulting external resources is an important aspect of the translation process. Whereas most previous studies were limited to screen capture software to analyze the usage of external resources, we present a more convenient way to capture this data, by combining the functionalities of CASMACAT with those of Inputlog, two state-of-the-art logging tools. We used this data to compare the types of resources used and the time spent in external resources for forty from-scratch translation sessions (HT) and forty post-editing (PE) sessions of ten master's students of translation (from English into Dutch). We took a closer look at the effect of the usage of external resources on productivity and quality of the final product. The types of resources consulted were comparable for HT and PE, but more time was spent in external resources when translating. Though search strategies seemed to be more successful when translating than when post-editing, the quality of the final product was comparable, and post-editing was faster than regular translation.

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Daems, Joke, Michael Carl, Sonia Vandepitte, Robert Hartsuiker, and Lieve Macken. 2016. “The Effectiveness of Consulting External Resources During Translation and Postediting of General Text Types.” In New Directions in Empirical Translation Process Research : Exploring the CRITT TPR-DB, ed. Michael Carl, Srinivas Bangalore, and Moritz Schaeffer, 111–133. Springer.
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Daems, Joke, Carl, M., Vandepitte, S., Hartsuiker, R., & Macken, L. (2016). The effectiveness of consulting external resources during translation and postediting of general text types. In M. Carl, S. Bangalore, & M. Schaeffer (Eds.), New directions in empirical translation process research : exploring the CRITT TPR-DB (pp. 111–133). Springer.
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Daems J, Carl M, Vandepitte S, Hartsuiker R, Macken L. The effectiveness of consulting external resources during translation and postediting of general text types. In: Carl M, Bangalore S, Schaeffer M, editors. New directions in empirical translation process research : exploring the CRITT TPR-DB. Springer; 2016. p. 111–33.
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Daems, Joke, Michael Carl, Sonia Vandepitte, et al. “The Effectiveness of Consulting External Resources During Translation and Postediting of General Text Types.” New Directions in Empirical Translation Process Research : Exploring the CRITT TPR-DB. Ed. Michael Carl, Srinivas Bangalore, & Moritz Schaeffer. Springer, 2016. 111–133. Print.
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  abstract     = {Consulting external resources is an important aspect of the translation process. Whereas most previous studies were limited to screen capture software to analyze the usage of external resources, we present a more convenient way to capture this data, by combining the functionalities of CASMACAT with those of Inputlog, two state-of-the-art logging tools. We used this data to compare the types of resources used and the time spent in external resources for forty from-scratch translation sessions (HT) and forty post-editing (PE) sessions of ten master's students of translation (from English into Dutch). We took a closer look at the effect of the usage of external resources on productivity and quality of the final product. The types of resources consulted were comparable for HT and PE, but more time was spent in external resources when translating. Though search strategies seemed to be more successful when translating than when post-editing, the quality of the final product was comparable, and post-editing was faster than regular translation.},
  author       = {Daems, Joke and Carl, Michael and Vandepitte, Sonia and Hartsuiker, Robert and Macken, Lieve},
  booktitle    = {New directions in empirical translation process research : exploring the CRITT TPR-DB},
  editor       = {Carl, Michael and Bangalore, Srinivas and Schaeffer, Moritz},
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  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {New Frontiers in Translation Studies},
  title        = {The effectiveness of consulting external resources during translation and postediting of general text types},
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  year         = {2016},
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