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The Role of Back Translation

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Back translation involves translating a text that has already been translated back into its original language again. The first translation and the second (back) translation are then compared and reconciled in order to test the quality and accuracy of the original translation. Because all languages have many different equally correct ways of expressing the same concept, a back translation cannot be expected to reproduce the exact wording of the original document. A detailed comparison between the two texts should reveal ...

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