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A comparison between open-source and commercial translator tools

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dc.contributor.advisor Abdullah, Matin Saad Rahman, Atiqur 2010-09-05T05:07:21Z 2010-09-05T05:07:21Z 2007 2007-01
dc.identifier.other ID 02101114
dc.description This thesis report is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering, 2007.
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis report.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 21).
dc.description.abstract When staring to analyze the tools used for translation, I have chosen Pootle as the first tool to consider is an open source tool that performs translation by means of analyzing the whole sentence first before parsing for translation. This tool is used by Ubuntu, leading distribution of Linux, and because it is open source, it can easily be modified to one’s own language and hence be extended. Then for studying a commercial translation tool, the popular tool that I have found and studied is Trados. Despite being closed –source it has a good tutorial and documentation for use. It works by creating a project and keeping the file to translate then translating it. However, the creation of project is only available to the software that is bought with a certain price. Performance wise, Trados has a different way for translating, it translates each word before going for grammatical parsing. This might give rise to certain difficulties or even inconsistencies in the translation process and eventually lead to grammatically complex or incorrect sentences. However, Trados has ways of correcting for these issues but doesn’t document how they do it as they are closed-source. Now, which method to use is a debate that needs to be resolved in a scientific way. Hence this project is concerned with the analysis between the two leading yet distinct tools for translation. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Atiqur Rahman
dc.format.extent 21 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
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dc.subject Computer science and engineering
dc.title A comparison between open-source and commercial translator tools en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Computer Science and Engineering, BRAC University B. Computer Science and Engineering

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