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Information searching in the post-editing and translation process

Olga Witczak

Abstract

This dissertation investigated translation trainees and EFL students interacting with machine translation and online resources (OR) in translation and post-editing tasks for two text types. Chapter 1 introduces the concepts of machine translation, post-editing, and translators’ attitudes towards them. Chapter 2 details information behaviour and translator competence models. Chapter 3 presents effort in both translation and post-editing process, with the focus on methodology in eye-tracking and keylogging studies. Chapter 4 is a detailed report on the experimental study on the effects and correlations between aspects of translation training and information behaviour in translation and post-editing. The experimental study tested seven hypotheses about effects of task type and group membership on effort indicators, range of consulted OR, and translation accuracy. Correlational analyses were also made between accuracy and percentage of researched rich points, as well as percentage of time spent in OR with attitude and perceived effort which was also correlated with the range of consulted OR. Some of the hypotheses were partially confirmed, but the relationship between effort, accuracy, and attitude in information searching during translation and post-editing is intensely nuanced. The findings may be particularly valuable for translation trainers and translation process researchers.
Record ID
UAM080c9b770b804036a6b30a0f7cd80e80
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Title in Polish
Poszukiwanie informacji w procesie post-edycji i tłumaczenia
Title in English
Information searching in the post-editing and translation process
Language
eng (en) English
Certifying Unit
Wydział Anglistyki [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNoJiL/WA)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.4 linguistics
Year of creation
2021
Start date
2019
Defense Date
23-04-2021
Title date
23-04-2021
Supervisor
Pages
232
URL
https://hdl.handle.net/10593/26267 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
eye-tracking; translation-process research; information searching; post-editing; translator training
Abstract in English
This dissertation investigated translation trainees and EFL students interacting with machine translation and online resources (OR) in translation and post-editing tasks for two text types. Chapter 1 introduces the concepts of machine translation, post-editing, and translators’ attitudes towards them. Chapter 2 details information behaviour and translator competence models. Chapter 3 presents effort in both translation and post-editing process, with the focus on methodology in eye-tracking and keylogging studies. Chapter 4 is a detailed report on the experimental study on the effects and correlations between aspects of translation training and information behaviour in translation and post-editing. The experimental study tested seven hypotheses about effects of task type and group membership on effort indicators, range of consulted OR, and translation accuracy. Correlational analyses were also made between accuracy and percentage of researched rich points, as well as percentage of time spent in OR with attitude and perceived effort which was also correlated with the range of consulted OR. Some of the hypotheses were partially confirmed, but the relationship between effort, accuracy, and attitude in information searching during translation and post-editing is intensely nuanced. The findings may be particularly valuable for translation trainers and translation process researchers.
Citation count
1

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM080c9b770b804036a6b30a0f7cd80e80/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM080c9b770b804036a6b30a0f7cd80e80

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