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An introspection-based analysis of the post-editing process

Olohan, Maeve (1991) An introspection-based analysis of the post-editing process. Master of Arts thesis, Dublin City University.

This thesis analyses the post-editing process by means of concurrent verbalisations. Four participants thought aloud while post-editing MT output produced by the METAL system. The need to investigate the postediting process, and the usefulness of the thinking-aloud technique to do so, are outlined in Chapter 1. By comparing the post-edited texts produced by the participants with the version generated by METAL, three major categories of syntactic change effected in the post-editing process were isolated. These were active-to-passive, noun-to-verb, and inter-TU changes. The execution of these changes was subsequently traced through the thinking-aloud protocols, and this forms the basis of Chapters 2, 3 and 4. Finally, Chapter 5 presents ensuing conclusions and recommendations.
Item Type:Thesis (Master of Arts)
Date of Award:1991
Supervisor(s):Williams, Jenny
Uncontrolled Keywords:Applied linguistics; Editing; Machine translating
Subjects:Humanities > Translating and interpreting
Humanities > Linguistics
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:19243
Deposited On:16 Sep 2013 10:00 by Celine Campbell . Last Modified 16 Sep 2013 10:00

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