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Translation methods and experience : a comparative analysis of human translation and post-editing with students and professional translators

Joke Daems (UGent) , Sonia Vandepitte (UGent) , Robert Hartsuiker (UGent) and Lieve Macken (UGent)
(2017) META. 62(2). p.245-270
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While the benefits of using post-editing for technical texts have been more or less acknowledged, it remains unclear whether post-editing is a viable alternative to human translation for more general text types. In addition, we need a better understanding of both translation methods and how they are performed by students as well as professionals, so that pitfalls can be determined and translator training can be adapted accordingly. In this article, we aim to get a better understanding of the differences between human translation and post-editing for newspaper articles. Processes were registered by means of eye tracking and keystroke logging, which allows us to study translation speed, cognitive load, and the usage of external resources. We also look at the final quality of the product as well as translators' attitude towards both methods of translation.
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translation process, experience, post-editing, translation quality, translation, LT3

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MLA
Daems, Joke, et al. “Translation Methods and Experience : A Comparative Analysis of Human Translation and Post-Editing with Students and Professional Translators.” META, vol. 62, no. 2, 2017, pp. 245–70, doi:10.7202/1041023ar.
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Daems, J., Vandepitte, S., Hartsuiker, R., & Macken, L. (2017). Translation methods and experience : a comparative analysis of human translation and post-editing with students and professional translators. META, 62(2), 245–270. https://doi.org/10.7202/1041023ar
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Daems, Joke, Sonia Vandepitte, Robert Hartsuiker, and Lieve Macken. 2017. “Translation Methods and Experience : A Comparative Analysis of Human Translation and Post-Editing with Students and Professional Translators.” META 62 (2): 245–70. https://doi.org/10.7202/1041023ar.
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Daems, Joke, Sonia Vandepitte, Robert Hartsuiker, and Lieve Macken. 2017. “Translation Methods and Experience : A Comparative Analysis of Human Translation and Post-Editing with Students and Professional Translators.” META 62 (2): 245–270. doi:10.7202/1041023ar.
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Daems J, Vandepitte S, Hartsuiker R, Macken L. Translation methods and experience : a comparative analysis of human translation and post-editing with students and professional translators. META. 2017;62(2):245–70.
IEEE
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J. Daems, S. Vandepitte, R. Hartsuiker, and L. Macken, “Translation methods and experience : a comparative analysis of human translation and post-editing with students and professional translators,” META, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 245–270, 2017.
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  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{2}},
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  title        = {{Translation methods and experience : a comparative analysis of human translation and post-editing with students and professional translators}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.7202/1041023ar}},
  volume       = {{62}},
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