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    therefore been identified. In this chapter an experiment will be conducted using Personal Translator, a commercial machine translation system based on rules, and Google translate, a free online machine translation system that implements the statistical method. A brief description of these tools are given below in section one. Since a critical part of this chapter is devoted to evaluation, section two shall dwell on MT evaluation with a focus on Costa MT evaluation tool which assisted annotators during the evaluation task. Section three shall be devoted to the experiment which is carried out in two steps. The first step…

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    To start, let’s take a look at some commonly confused terminology in the language services field: 1. Translation versus Interpreting Translation is the process of converting written text from one language into another language. Interpreting is orally translating one language into another. The Main Difference: Translation Is Written While Interpretation Is Oral. 2. Translation versus Transcription While translation is the process of converting written text between languages, transcription is…

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    In addition, in the evaluation of the translation produced by Google Translate, the extent of errors was considered as follows:  Whether the translation produced by Google Translate is wrong.  Whether Google Translate does not translate the word.  Whether Google Translate makes shift in translation, which may include addition, deletion, substitution, or ordering. According to Burt and Kiparsky (as cited in Brown, 2007) ″errors can be viewed as either global or local. Global errors hinder…

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    Translation Services: Considerations for Web Page Translation Research tells us that three-quarters of internet buyers are more likely to buy from a website if the content is presented in their own language. A Eurobarometer survey added that less than 20 percent of survey participants would frequent a site that is not in their own language and a whopping 42 percent said they would never make online purchases in a language that is not their own. Many business owners have addressed this issue…

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    Sabrina Butler Professor Adams English 103 5/14/15 Outlook on Death in Dickinson’s “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” Death is considered by many to be the heartbreaking termination of existence; the moment when one is compelled to despair, to concede loss, and yield to the inescapable. As discouraging as this outlook on death may appear, one may be amazed at why Emily Dickinson preferred to make death one among the major themes in her poems. Because numerous poets of the 19th century composed…

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    language, and culture as well. Although the initial purpose of film is to entertain, the possibility of using it for language learning is worth considering (Lommel, 2006). While many problems can occur by using film as a tool in language acquisition such as, distractions, mistranslations, or using difficult films to follow, film can still be an extremely effective aide in language acquisition, especially if the learner has the tools, interest, and motivations for learning their L2. Film can…

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    Doing a close reading of a poem has a set up strategy. Close reading involves so many variables. At times, the voices in the poem are exceptional, at times, the genre of the poem is important; at times, the grouping of keywords, imagery, or at times it just takes time to find the right impression of the poem. Simple put poems are a way for the writers to express feelings about issues considered critical. The choice of the style to be used in the poem has a way of communicating with the reader.…

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    story and appears in the Culture section of the Le Monde website, one could assume that it would also feature in a similar category on target publication website. The Guardian readers have a “passion for arts and culture” and are “well-travelled” (The Guardian, 2010), so this article is likely to be of interest this target audience. The skopos of the ST text is two-fold. First, it explicitly informs the reader by detailing the Made in France movement and recounting Benjamin Carle’s year-long…

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    “May the bridges I burn light the way.” -Dylan McKay Introduction The year is 2016, and there continues to be racism, sexism, genderism, negativism, discrimination, bigotry, aparthied and unfairness. When will it end and will it be in this lifetime? Well we know how it began. So maybe its ' end is near. Those previous words, spoken from a person who sees the glass as half-full, and is considered an idealist; I am that person. Taking the Adult Learning and Development 600: Multicultural…

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    Curiosity and imagination are wonderful things, especially when combined and questions arise. I wonder what the dead do when they die? What does a person feel when they lose something that was hard earned? What do those questions look like when they’re answered in a poem? What do those poems look like when they are brought to life in animation? All good questions that Billy Collins and a couple of talented artists have attempted to answer. Their products are then put out for the world to see and…

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