Paper: Translators in the Loop: Understanding How they Work with CAT Tools

ACL ID W14-0305
Title Translators in the Loop: Understanding How they Work with CAT Tools
Venue EACL Workshop on Humans and Computer-assisted Translation
Session
Year 2014
Authors

The research that we have been carrying out at translators? workplaces over the past few years has pro- vided indications that some CAT tools are not being used to their full potential or are even being ignored by the users they were (or should have been) designed for. Since by nature humans seem to resist chang- ing habits and procedures that do the job, it is easy to attribute that to the intransigence of older translators and shift the focus to designing new tools for digital natives. However, the cognitive demands of pro- cessing complex input in one language while producing and revising and/or assessing and revising output in another add a new dimension to the usual considerations of the human-machine loop of interaction, which may be independent of the translators? age or experience....