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Towards a Participative Platform for Cultural Texts Translators

Aurélien Bénel 1 Philippe Lacour 2
1 Tech-CICO - TECHnologies pour la Coopération, l’Interaction et les COnnaissances dans les collectifs
ICD - Institut Charles Delaunay, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : FRE2732
2 CIEPFC - Centre International d’Etude de la Philosophie Française Contemporaine
La République des savoirs : Lettres, Sciences, Philosophie
Abstract : Although machine translation and translation memories are frequently used in business, they are inadequate to translate a text from a culture to another one. When faced with philosophy, literature or ancient texts, professional translators have to cope with the fact that the most important things to 'translate' are often in the style, in details, or even unwritten. We advocate for changing the user interfaces and use patterns of a few computer-assisted translation techniques so that they could fit the interpretative tradition of cultural sciences. In particular, we will focus on what could foster intertextuality and enable the confrontation of different points of view on the same opus (several translators in several languages). Provided as a participative Web platform, our software is designed as a collaboration and debate place for scholars around the world working on the same opus, author, time or genre. At the end of the chapter, this design is confronted with the observation of a face-to-face working session.
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Aurélien Bénel, Philippe Lacour. Towards a Participative Platform for Cultural Texts Translators. Cross-Cultural Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications, 3, IGI Global, pp.1695-1705, 2014, ⟨10.4018/978-1-4666-4979-8.ch096⟩. ⟨hal-02362473⟩

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