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xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
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Jun 27, 2003

I am presently researching my Translation Master´s translation dissertation, and will be describing translator resources (dictionaries, glossaries, experts etc)and their advans and disadvans. Obviously i will include a section on the Internet, but I want to focus on the following:

1. access is free
2. the resource is not a duplication (e.g. an online dictionary is not of interest, nor glossaries, as these can be obtained in hard copy, so teh 'concept' already exists), but an enhanced or new resource.
3. practising translators find it especially useful in a different way from traditional resources (eg ProZ itself is a good example!)

I am particularly interested in search engines, meta-indexes, etc that are relevant to translators, whether for terminology or contextual, or conceptual information.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Ailish:-)


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Plumb Design Visual Thesaurus Jun 30, 2003

This is a fantastic resource, which I find extremely useful. It may not be translator-specific, as it's monolingual, but I use it all the time. Helps me work out what I'm trying to say!! And the concept is so innovative, I'm not sure there's anything else like it on the Web!

http://www.visualthesaurus.com/online/index.html


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On-line glossaries and dictionaries Jul 2, 2003

Ailish Maher wrote:

2. the resource is not a duplication (e.g. an online dictionary is not of interest, nor glossaries, as these can be obtained in hard copy, so the 'concept' already exists), but an enhanced or new resource.



Glossaries: You might want to rethink that point in respect to glossaries. There is surely no way that we could have hard copy access to the literally thousands of glossaries that can be found and used on-line. I suggest that glossaries certainly fall into your category of an "enhanced" resource.

Dictionaries: A less important point, but I use on-line dictionaries when a word crops up in a language that I don't normally work with. Through on-line dictionaries, I have access to dictionaries in dozens of languages, which I use too rarely to justify the investment of buying them, avoiding the need for a time-consuming trip to the library just to look up a single word.

[Edited at 2003-07-02 03:09]


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What languages do you focuse on? Jul 2, 2003

What particular languages do you focuse on?
Maybe it could be quite interesting to compare what kind of resources can be found for different language pairs and what pairs are poorly represented on the web.

Good luck.


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