The W4 method
This is a brief overview of the coding method I use when translating technical documents.
The method ensures an outstanding level of consistency while simplifying all translation tasks.
In short, the procedure works as follows:
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- Enumerate all recurrent multi-word terms and single words in the source document (frequency count).
- Assign to each term a short code and an appropriate translation.
Example (German to Italian): 'Brennkraftmaschine' → mk\ →
'motore a combustione interna'.
- Encode the source document by replacing each selected term with its respective code.
- Translate the coded text as usual, keeping the codes intact.
- Decode the translated text by replacing each code with its respective translation.