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Translation memory systems and machine translation: possible effects on the production of translation trainees

Grant number: 16/07907-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2016
Effective date (End): February 28, 2018
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Applied Linguistics
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Erika Nogueira de Andrade Stupiello
Grantee:Lara Cristina Santos Talhaferro
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil


In this project we aim to investigate the possible effects of the use of a translation memory system and a machine translation program, more precisely Wordfast Anywhere and one of its plugins, Google Translate API, on the choices of trainee translators. Our purpose is to analyze the adoption of these tools in translations from English into Portuguese by senior of the undergraduate program in Languages with Major in Translation at the São Paulo State University. Based on a theoretical study on the use of translation technologies, we shall carry out a comparative and critical analysis of 48 translations of four abstracts, 16 of them to be prepared by four students who will use Wordfast Anywhere, 16 to be post-edited by four students from the pre-translation by Google Translate API, and 16 to be translated by four other students who will not use any of these tools to complete the work. This exam shall consist of a statistical analysis of the similarity index of the translations, using the Turnitin software, and a comparative analysis of the students' production. The investigations shall examine translation turnaround time, use of specific terminology, textual cohesion and coherence, use of standard Portuguese, and suitability of the translations for their purposes. The analysis of these translations shall support our discussion on whether and how tool use may assist trainee translators to produce translations more suitable to their purposes. Keywords: Translation tools; machine translation; translation memory systems; translation technologies. (AU)

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TALHAFERRO, Lara Cristina Santos. Translation memory systems and machine translation: possible effects on the production of translation trainees. 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências Letras e Ciências Exatas. São José do Rio Preto São José do Rio Preto.

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