"Glossary-building" KudoZ to be deployed in English to Slovak
Thread poster: Enrique Cavalitto

Enrique Cavalitto  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 14:03
Member (2006)
English to Spanish
May 25, 2009

Glossary-building KudoZ (GBK) terms, already introduced into other language pairs, will now be available to the English to Slovak sub-community.

The primary purpose of GBK questions is to enable the ProZ.com community to together find the best translation of a given term into a given language, and to incorporate the term and its translation into an authoritative multi-lingual glossary which will be made available openly under the Creative Commons "Attribution" license ("CC-by").

A secondary purpose of the new format is to provide opportunities for KudoZ participation (along with the associated benefits of networking, learning and professional differentiation), in pairs and fields in which few questions are currently asked.

Glossary-building questions have several unique structural characteristics, including:
  • inclusion of definitions and example sentences
  • possible restrictions on who may answer
  • a fixed period of time available for answering
  • selection of best answer by peers


Glossary-building questions will be run in parallel to the traditional "help" type questions, which will not change in format.

When it comes to building a glossary, the new "Glossary-building" type of question are expected to have the following advantages over the "help-based" type:
  • Time pressure is reduced.
  • Translations are submitted and evaluated by native translators who are specialized in the particular combination.
  • Context is more complete, both in source and target languages, making for a more useful reference.


During the first 72 hours (submission phase) of a GBK question, participation is restricted to users native in the source or target language, having the language pair among their working pairs and at least one of the fields of expertise (principal or additional) among their specialty pairs.

If the question remains open after the first 72 hours, it moves into the selection phase, where participation is enabled for users with the field of expertise among their specialty or working ones.

For more information see http://www.proz.com/faq/terminology_term_help.html#glossary_building_kudoz

The first two questions are:

http://www.proz.com/kudoz/3266885
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/3266897

Regards,
Enrique


 

Rad Graban  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:03
English to Slovak
+ ...
Too complicated Jun 2, 2009

Hi Enrique,

I honestly think the whole process is far too complicated. I have suggested one translation today, which took me about 20 minutes to provide all required fields, plus two other suggestions which I have rather posted with others' suggestions as it was quicker.

MHO.

Rad

[Edited at 2009-06-02 17:19 GMT]

[Edited at 2009-06-02 19:38 GMT]


 


There is no moderator assigned specifically to this forum.
To report site rules violations or get help, please contact site staff »


"Glossary-building" KudoZ to be deployed in English to Slovak

Advanced search






SDL MultiTerm 2019
Guarantee a unified, consistent and high-quality translation with terminology software by the industry leaders.

SDL MultiTerm 2019 allows translators to create one central location to store and manage multilingual terminology, and with SDL MultiTerm Extract 2019 you can automatically create term lists from your existing documentation to save time.

More info »
SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2019 has evolved to bring translators a brand new experience. Designed with user experience at its core, Studio 2019 transforms how new users get up and running and helps experienced users make the most of the powerful features.

More info »



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