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Re: How do you ensure the quality of translations?
Subject:Re: How do you ensure the quality of translations? From:Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> To:Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com> Date:Fri, 24 Jul 2009 17:35:14 -0400
This is all right if the technical terminology has been correctly
captured beforehand. If both translators work from a single technical
dictionary that's broken (for example Verteilung => spreading and
spreading => Verteilung -- [Verteilung often means distribution when
used mathematically; spreading is another possible meaning] then you'll
not detect the error.
Dossy Shiobara wrote:
> Hire someone else to complete the round-trip of the translation: provide
> them the translated text, and ask them to translate it into the original
> In other words, you need to have two separate translators. You give the
> first translator the source material and ask them to translate from
> language X to Y. You give the second translator the output from the
> first translator, but ask them to translate from Y to X.
> If the output of the second translator is reasonably close to the
> original source material, then it's probably reasonable to assume that
> the translation was faithful.
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