Project Title: Assessing the Impact of Readability on Translation Quality and Productivity
Clients such as government departments commission large volumes of translation into community languages. However, often they are not aware that there is a lack of qualified translators in some languages, or of the difficulty to translate the source texts. It is important to measure how text complexity affects translation quality and time. This will make it possible for Language Service Providers and freelance translators to suggest to the client to have difficult texts simplified. The client can then ask for a simplified version of the document to be translated.
The aim of this study, commissioned by All Graduates Interpreting and Translating Services, is to demonstrate how text complexity affects translation quality and cost. The study addresses issues in managing challenges in producing meaningful translations for CALD community communications, particularly in some of the languages such as Swahili, where translator availability at NAATI certified level is limited or not available. Improved translation quality will have a measurable effect on the effectiveness of government communication as well as in other spheres of public life.
Place of Publication
North Ryde, NSW
Number of pages
Published – Jun 2022
Cite this paper:
APA: Kruger, J-L., Orlando, M., Peters, P., Liao, C., & Sturgess, H. (2022). Assessing the impact of readability on translation quality and productivity. Macquarie University. https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:8242b61f-bde1-356f-81f3-a2a106fb2f4b