Studying Human Translation Behavior with User-activity Data

  title={Studying Human Translation Behavior with User-activity Data},
  author={Michael Carl and Arnt Lykke Jakobsen and Kristian T. H. Jensen},
The paper introduces a new research strategy for the investigation of human translation behavior. While conventional cognitive research methods make use of think aloud protocols (TAP), we introduce and investigate UserActivity Data (UAD). UAD consists of the translator’s recorded keystroke and eye-movement behavior, which makes it possible to replay a translation session and to register the subjects’ comments on their own behavior during a retrospective interview. UAD has the advantage of being… 

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