Literary translations and tools for stylometric research

author: Karina van Dalen-Oskam, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam
published: Oct. 17, 2017,   recorded: September 2017,   views: 731
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)


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In many countries, readers of fiction consume both fiction written in their own language and fiction in other languages or translated from other languages. In my talk, I will describe how readers from four different countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the Netherlands) look upon the quality of original and translated fiction, and compare some of the novels they rated using a small selection of stylometric tools. This will lead to observations about new ways of analysing the quality of translations and about how language technology may be used by translators and publishers for different purposes.

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