Proposed index of language proficiency: CLTP = Computed Language of Top Proficiency
Thread poster: xxxMalik Beytek
xxxMalik Beytek
Local time: 16:05
Jan 5, 2007

I'll be suggesting some sort of an index of proficiency, which should pose little if any technical difficulty for proz.com software to handle.

Let us take the list of language pairs below as an example:

Polish to English
English to Polish
Russian to Polish
Russian to English
French to English

Lets define I = Index of Into-Incidence

In the example above, there are two Into-Languages: English and Polish.

I for English is 3 and I for Polish is 2.

Hence for the person having listed the above language pair CLTP = English, because English language has largest I value.

Another example of language pairs:

Turkish to Turkish (monolingual)
English to English (monolingual)

There is a tie here -- I value for both Turkish and English is 1.

But note the ranking of the language pairs -- it implies higher proficiency in Turkish monolingual than English monolingual.

Hence for this person having listed above language pairs, CLTP = Turkish, because Turkish has a higher ranking of proficiency than English in the above list of language pairs.

That's the general idea.

Did I say any thing about *native* languages and having to prove them or vouch for them? Of course I didn't.


[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2007-01-07 18:48]


Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Proposed index of language proficiency: CLTP = Computed Language of Top Proficiency

Advanced search






Anycount & Translation Office 3000
Translation Office 3000

Translation Office 3000 is an advanced accounting tool for freelance translators and small agencies. TO3000 easily and seamlessly integrates with the business life of professional freelance translators.

More info »
WordFinder
The words you want Anywhere, Anytime

WordFinder is the market's fastest and easiest way of finding the right word, term, translation or synonym in one or more dictionaries. In our assortment you can choose among more than 120 dictionaries in 15 languages from leading publishers.

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search