translation metadata, translation technologies, CAT tools, translation memory, machine translation
In this chapter, we map out how five translation tools present translation
metadata. Although the spectrum of possible metadata elements runs to
hundreds, the five tools combined display only around 15 such elements.
We raise the question of whether this set of metadata elements and the way
they are presented constitute the best combination in terms of translator
productivity and translating effort. We take Pym’s minimalist approach to
translation competence and extrapolate it as a model for the translation
process, indicating how translation tools can contribute to the generationselection
steps of this process.
O’Brien, Sharon; Balling, Laura; Carl, Michael; Simard, Michel & Specia, Lucia