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Oct 20

Literary translations with CAT tools

If you deal with literary and creative translation only, you have probably never used any special translation-related software other than dictionaries (and a word processor), but you may have heard of “Computer Assisted Translation” tools or CATs for short. These were developed with technical translation in mind, and their main premise is to “never translate the same sentence twice”, which makes a lot of sense in the world of repetitive instruction manuals, but can this be useful in literary translation? Let’s see, but please note that this text does not touch the subject of machine translation (MT).