Translator Toolbox

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Wikipedia is a great translation resource, especially for technical terms. Come across a rare animal species in a translation? Look it up on Wikipedia in English and then switch to the page in your own language (assuming it exists). This will generally give you a state-of-the-art translation.

Unit Conversion Tools

There are lots of unit conversion tools on the internet. Found one that was particularly helpful? Mention it here!

Suggested tools:

Multilingual Databases

  • InterActive Terminology for Europe incorporates all of the existing terminology databases of the EU’s translation services into one interinstitutional database containing approximately 1.4 million multilingual entries.

English Language Resources

Dictionaries and definitions

  • TransEdit dictionary links to online dictionaries (English and otherwise), including slang dictionaries.
  • Try typing the words "define: word" into the Google box. It will show you definitions that are available online. This also works for other languages than English.
  • Corpus resources: Corpora and electronic text databases
[1]to lists of available corpora and descriptions of individual corpus projects.

Transcription resources

This wiki contains a guide to transcribing talks, which may be very useful for translators working on TEDx Talks.