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The question is: are we all on the same evolutionary path? Or do some of us take different turns, make shortcuts and even arrive in different places? The TAUS Executive Forum on April 25 and 26 in Beijing opened new perspectives on translation in China that many of us had perhaps not expected. China typically copies what others have already built and done before them. Fast trains are modeled to the TGV in France, electric cars are inspired by Tesla, and fashion in China follows the trends around the world closely. So when Eric Liu of LocaTran Translations at the TAUS...
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Attitudes Towards Translation Crowdsourcing Marian Flanagan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Communication, Aarhus University, Denmark, where she teaches a range of topics including web localisation, translation technology, and English language courses. She recently completed and published a paper on professional translators’ attitudes towards the practice of translation crowdsourcing. Using data from 48 professional translator blogs, she undertook a thematic analysis of their blog posts to better understand the positive and negative views to translation crowdsourcing. The attitudes are quite varied on the 48 blogs Flanagan chose to analyse. Some seem positive about the process of crowdsourcing in...
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Improving translation quality without spending a fortune on manual assessment? Providing awesome customer experience within the limits of your budget? Monitoring translator performance? Crowdshaping might be of help. Crowdshaping versus crowdsourcing Crowdshaping is a recent successor of crowdsourcing and it is increasingly deployed in various settings: during dance events, in retail stores, in the construction of road systems and in football stadia. It has much in common with crowdsourcing but differs from it in one important aspect: user participation. While crowdsourcing refers to people intentionally and actively sharing their opinions, preferences, or ideas, crowdshaping is relatively passive, generally using technology that...
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