Paper: VARTRA: A Comparable Corpus for Analysis of Translation Variation

ACL ID W13-2510
Title VARTRA: A Comparable Corpus for Analysis of Translation Variation
Venue Building and Using Comparable Corpora
Session
Year 2013
Authors

This paper presents a comparable trans- lation corpus created to investigate trans- lation variation phenomena in terms of contrasts between languages, text types and translation methods (machine vs. computer-aided vs. human). These phe- nomena are reflected in linguistic fea- tures of translated texts belonging to dif- ferent registers and produced with differ- ent translation methods. For their analysis, we combine methods derived from trans- lation studies, language variation and ma- chine translation, concentrating especially on textual and lexico-grammatical varia- tion. To our knowledge, none of the ex- isting corpora can provide comparable re- sources for a comprehensive analysis of variation across text types and translation methods. Therefore, the corpus resources created, as well...