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A Flexible Decision Tool for Implementing Post-editing Guidelines

Volume 11  Issue 1
(2012)

 

Author: Celia Rico Pérez

Abstract:
This paper presents a flexible tool which supports the decision making process involved in defining post-editing guidelines. It is inspired by the work of O’Brien (2012) towards a translation quality assessment model, briefly reviewed here with a view to adapting it to post-editing specifications. The paper first presents a review of the relevant literature on post-editing, followed by an account of the challenges involved in defining post-editing rules. The different components of the decision tool are then presented and illustrated with examples. Finally, a discussion of its effectiveness is advanced together with some indications for further work.

Keywords: post-editing, machine translation, guidelines for post-editors

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