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Enhancement of post-editing performance: introducing machine translation post-editing in translator training

  title={Enhancement of post-editing performance: introducing machine translation post-editing in translator training},
  author={Olena Blagodarna},
The key objectives of this thesis were to explore the profile of translators involved in post-editing, to outline the scope of required competencies and skills and to suggest a valid training proposal that would enhance post-editing performance of novice post-editors in conformity with the European Higher Education Area requirements. The thesis integrated two sequential studies: a survey-based research that yielded authentic information concerning post-editors’ profiles and practices and an… 
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  • 2020


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