Why Machine Translation is Still Lagging Behind

There is no doubt that the development of machine translation, both written and oral, has reached an impressive level and it is safe to say that this trend shall continue in the future. Despite the growing number of applications and devices enabling us to communicate with people who do not speak our language, it seems…

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Translating Dialects

Unlike standard language, i.e. its regulated and normative variant, non-standard language encompasses a vast spectrum of language variants that include dialects. In the literary-artistic discourse, deviations from language norms are considered literary dialects which enable writers to place their characters and narrators in the desired socio-cultural context. In combination with the sociological, ideological, and cultural…

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Translating Culture-Specific Words

Translators are usually seen as mediators between two languages and their work as rewriting texts in another language. However, they are actually much more than that: translators are mediators between two groups of people, two mindsets, and two cultures. The cultures of groups of people speaking different languages, such as English and Serbian, can be…

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Gone with the Translation

Translating movies is surely one of the most interesting types of translation. However, it can under no circumstances be considered a simple process which can be carried out with ease. The translator is very much responsible for the success and popularity of the movie amongst the target audience, and this audience must primarily be drawn…

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Quality Assurance as a Key Step in the Translation Process

Translation is, or at least should be, a regulated and standardized process that results in a product, i.e. translation, of the highest quality. Although the quality of the target text depends on a number of different factors such as the quality of the source text, the deadline, the price, how focused the translator is etc.,…

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