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accuracy


A term used to describe the extent to which the quantity and quality of information present in the source text are maintained in the target text.
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Language Engineering


The application of knowledge about language to the development of language technology solutions.
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language engineering


The application of knowledge about language to the development of language technology solutions.
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Adaptation


The task of modifying a text to make it suitable for a different language variant, region or country. In assessments, adaptation is an intentional deviation from the source version to conform to local usage or context, which needs to be carefully assessed in view of the primary goal of ensuring comparability across language versions.
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Alignment


Process that takes as input two language versions of one text (source and target text) and produces a bilingual file or asset where each source segment is associated with its translation. Typically the aim of this process is to produce a TM.
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Back translation


A literal translation of a translation. Helps reviewers who do not speak the target language to determine whether the meaning of the translation is accurate.
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bidirectionality


A word used to describe text in which there is both right-to-left and left-to-right content, e.g. text in Arabic script that contains mathematical formulas.
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compliance


A term used to describe the extent to which a set of explicit standards, rules or criteria are met.
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computer-assisted translation tool


A specialized program that helps a translator to increase productivity and obtain a higher degree of consistency and quality, by leveraging on special translation-boosting functionalities and language assets such as translation memories and termbases.
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controlled language


Style restricted by rules, such as approved terminology, restricted vocabulary or simplified grammar. Its purpose is to create a source text that is easy to translate.
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