class notes 11 - (3.b) WHY TO USE TMs? Lagoudaki, Elina....

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(3.b) WHY TO USE TMs? Lagoudaki, Elina. 2006. Translation Memories systems: Enlightening Users’ Perspective [online]. London, Imperial College. In this survey, the answer to this question ranges from “ You have no choice ” to “ It will enhance your attractiveness in the market ”. Total number of respondents: 872 Out of the 82.5% respondents who use TM: -70% chose to use TM out of personal choice -20% because it was imposed by the translation company they work for -9% because it was their client’s request Out of the 17.5% respondents who do NOT use TM: -20% ACTUALLY owned a TM system, but had not been able to learn how to use it -- in numbers, this is 30 out of a total of 872 (3.b) WHY TO USE TMs? In deciding on the purchase of a TM system, key questions are: -- Does it raise productivity? -- Does it raise quality? (understanding quality as consistency) -- What does it cost? (3.c) BENEFITS and LIMITATIONS BENETIFS Consistency ? Handling complex file formats
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