Project

PreDicT: Predicting Difficulty in Translation

Acronym
PreDicT
Code
01N04417
Duration
01 January 2017 → 31 October 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
Keywords
translation difficulty source text Translatability
 
Project description

This proposal aims at using machine learning techniques to develop a ‘translatability prediction system’ for English-Dutch that automatically assigns a global difficulty score to a given source text and identifies the passages in the source text that are difficult to translate. The correlation between indicators of difficulty observable in the translation product and translation process data will be investigated.