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From: Lyonette Louis-Jacques <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: [Int-Law] Machine-translations of foreign-language law texts?

Hi all – more takeaways from AALL in Seattle.  Don Ford had two handouts:
 
 
The second one references these articles:
 
Kit, Chunyu, and Tak Ming Wong. “Comparative Evaluation of Online Machine Translation Systems with Legal Texts.” Law Library Journal 100 (Spring 2008): 299-321.
 
Sexton, Mary. “Preferably in English: Surfing the Pacific in Search of Law in Translation.” Syracuse Journal of International Law & Commerce 35 (Spring 2008): 275-291.
 
Somers, Harold. “The Use of Machine Translation by Law Librarian—A Reply to Yates.” Law Library Journal 99 (Summer 2007): 611-619.
 
Yates, Sarah. “Scaling the Tower of Babel Fish: An Analysis of the Machine Translation of Legal Information.” Law Library Journal 98 (Summer 2006): 481-500.
 
From them, it seems these are some of the machine translation tools available?  Feedback or comments on their use? 
 
Also, are there good tools for translating bigger chunks of legal texts in foreign languages? 
 
Or online dictionaries for translating legal texts?  (Dennis Kim-Prieto & Coen van Laer covered Google Translate in an IALL presentation on problems with bilingual legal dictionaries).  Don had Linguee.com in one of his slides.  The Law Library of Congress had an event on “Conveying Meaning” in 2012 which included a presentation on “Best Practices in Legal Interpretation and Translation” where I think Google Translate was discussed, but I can’t recall.  And are there resources similar to IATE (formerly Eurodicautom)?
 
SDL free translator, http://www.freetranslation.com
 
Thanks,
Lyo.
 
Lyonette Louis-Jacques
Foreign and International Law
Librarian and Lecturer in Law
D’Angelo Law Library
University of Chicago Law School
 
"Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere."
 
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