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Questions tagged [translations]

Related to translating written or spoken words from one language to another. For example: translation of academic publications, use of non-English terms in English publications, or translation of non-English academic terminology.

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Is there any reliable website other than google translate to translate from Chinese to English? [closed]

So I have come across a paper that will highly beneficial to me and my research group ,but the problem its in chinese and it heavily involves chemical formulas and mathematical data,so its hard to ...
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How to indicate obscurity in a translated quotation?

I'm writing a historical work about a German philosopher, in which I use some of his unpublished notes. One quotation contains an almost untranslatable, hardly intelligible expression - it's not ...
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Does use of computer translation as an aide when writing a paper require a citation or disclosure?

Related (not duplicates): Is it appropriate to cite a paper in a language I don't understand? Would it be ethical to hire a proofreader for theses and academic articles? One of the things that I ...
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Should I report someone that acted against the university policy about diplomas and transcripts?

Background: The graduate school in our university, which is a public university in the US, has a policy about international students and their original diplomas and transcripts, which may be written ...
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Can I translate scientific papers ?

So I'm a really bored french student and there's a thought that occurred to me of something that could kill three birds with one Stone : improving my English, allowing me to learn New things and ...
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applying for PhD [closed]

In one of the PhD positions I found recently, this is requited: master thesis (or a link to the thesis). my thesis is not in English. should I translate it completely or only the abstract would be ...
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English and other translation within single paper

I want to to translate my math preprint to Russian. Actually, the preprint is already translated, but I'm in doubt should I include the Russian version together with the English, earlier version of ...
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Is it legal for me to write my thesis in my native English and have it translated to German at the end?

I am currently doing my master’s in German and need to start writing my thesis. Although I am already comfortable speaking the language, writing (especially academic papers) is not something I feel ...
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Are translators of mathematical texts into English in demand?

Are translators of mathematical texts (books or articles or whatever) from a foreign language into English in demand today? Specifically, I'm interested in German and Russian. If they are, then what ...
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Do I need to translate Works Cited at the end? [duplicate]

I am translating an academic paper to English. However, most of the sources cited at the end, are in other languages (e.g. Russian). Do I need to translate the list of references into English as well?
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Is there any way to find changes between two revisions of a book?

I want to find how much it differs between Pocket Medicine 6th edition and the previous 5th one in scale of percent of words or something similar. I've revised the translation of the book for a ...
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How to acknowledge a translator on a letter of recommendation?

I have written a letter of recommendation for a student who is applying to study abroad (we are in the USA, she is applying to study in Spain). The institution she is applying to requested that ...
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Translate articles and submit them in other journals

May I do the following? I have published some academic papers in my mother tongue language in not well known academic journals of my country. Can I translate these papers into English and submit them ...
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Plagiarism and Authorship in a Translation

My colleague's article was translated by another person and republished in the translated language. My colleague became the first author, and the translator became second author. Did my colleague or ...
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US equivalents of Russian academic titles

I am looking for US equivalents of Russian academic titles, such as "Kandidat Nauk" and "Doctor Nauk". I've done my research and come up with a list of translations of these terms. I'd like to know ...
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Is translating my own work to use it in my PhD thesis plagiarism?

Strictly speaking, is translating to english my own published work written in my mothertongue in a non-peer reviewed journal to put it as a part of my PhD thesis plagiarism ?
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Is translation of certificates for professorship positions required?

The job websites of some US universities ask to upload a doctoral certificate for assistant professor positions in Computer Science. My doctoral certificate is not in English. IMHO, a quick look on ...
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Making a standalone publication out of the English translation of a paper

I came across two venerable and valuable papers that are not so well-known in their community of interest. One of them is a short technical report, both concern mathematical and physical matters, for ...
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Is the Psy.D. degree (US) equivalent to the “Licenciado en Psicologia” degree?

I am not sure about this. In some scenarios, seems like a "Licenciatura/Licenciado" degree is equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree, or sometimes to a Master's Degree. Nevertheless, in some cases "...
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What do you call a person with a bachelor's degree?

I am a nutritionist in Mexico and I have a bachelor's degree.(I studied for four years at a university) In mexico my bussiness card says L.N. which means licenciada en Nutricion. I don't know how to ...
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Best way to translate paper? Services for hire?

I need to read an article that is in Russian. The article is located here, and the PDF is freely downloadable. The journal is very well known in my area of research (Topology) and publishes almost ...
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Non-English content in English paper

I want to include an image in my lecture-note paper written in English. The image elements are fully made with non-English language. Below I show a part of the image: . I use this image because a ...
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Do repositories of translated papers exist?

I've recently been told to read an article for my research, but do not speak the language it is written in ("Drei Vorträge über Diffusion, Brownsche Molekularbewegung und Koagulation von ...
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How to translate French “colleur”/“khôlleur” position into english?

French higher education system is quite singular: besides traditional universities (following Bologna Process scheme with Bachelor (3 years), Master (2 years) and PhD (3 years)), there are so-called ...
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The meaning of “if any” in journal print charges description

I saw the following in a journal homepage at http://www.pphmj.com/journals/jpanta_author_information.htm Print Charges: To defray the publication cost, authors are requested to arrange print ...
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Should references in foreign language be translated to make popular audience get familiar with how academia works?

Typically, references in foreign language are cited with title and journal name in original language, whether they are academic or popular science books. As pointed out in this answer, popular science ...
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How should English reference be cited in a non-English work?

According to the Chicago Manual Style 16 edition, section 14.194 Translated Article Titles, non-English article cited in an English work follows this formula: Authors, "Original title," [English-...
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Are there any online tool for translating a Russian-language PDF to English?

I am reading a paper on arXiv However the paper is completely in Russian: https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1701/1701.02595.pdf Is there any free online service I can use to translate this paper ...
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MLA German translated citations

I am writing a paper (in German) for a philosophy seminar using MLA citation style. For my work I use three english sources and I am going to translate all of my quotes for a better textflow. At the ...
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How much should I charge a colleague for a translation project?

I have come across a situation that I'm not entirely sure how to handle and am curious if there are any norms in the United States for it. I teach in my university's foreign language department. A ...
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Italicize translated text?

Should the translation of a name or title be italicized? In quotes? Roman type? Some examples: We encoded the list of the National Classification of Occupations (Clasificación Nacional de ...
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US/UK titles vs LATAM ones (Venezuela)

I'm from Venezuela, and of course I got all my education in that country. I need help with converting degree titles into their US/UK equivalents. For example, in the US/UK you have the B.Sc. grade, ...
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Applying for PhD admission with a master's thesis written in Spanish

I'm finishing my MS in a Spanish speaking country and my MS thesis is written in Spanish. If I apply for being admitted in a PhD program in a non-Spanish speaking country, should I expect them to ...
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When do I need permission for translating scales to my native language?

I have translated a psychological scale to my native language. Do I need permission from the author? Specifically, I am talking about scales that authors develop and use in their papers (not the ...
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Is it unethical to poorly translate an exam from Dutch to English and then present it to the English speaking students?

There are two tracks for my field of study. One is taught in Dutch and the other in English. This is in the Netherlands. A while ago we had to take a multiple choice exam in English, which looked a ...
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Dewey Decimal-Where to Put Translated Literature [closed]

I am cataloging my eBook collection using the Dewey Decimal Classification system (DDC). My question is: Where do libraries put literature works that have been translated to another language? I have ...
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Is there a standard English translation of ausserordentlicher Professor?

Of course the exact status of the title has changed in different places and times. I mean it most specifically in the sense of Emmy Noether's title at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in 1923: ...
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Does translating an academic work in the humanities or social sciences improve your CV?

I've been asked to collaborate in an edited book that will collect important contributions to the field X, in the humanities/Social Sciences. The volume will be published in French, so I was asked to ...
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how reference a translation of an already translated text?

Somebody wrote a text in Latin, let’s call her Alice and let’s call the text De Nihilo. This text was then translated into German by Bob. In my work, I translate Bob’s translation into English. In ...
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Should I translate my Dissertation

I finished my M.Sc. dissertation a while back but I wrote it in Portuguese. I am applying for postdocs now and in some they ask for my research documents. Should I translate my Dissertation or is it ...
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My french-to-english translated transcripts and certificates use the term Computing instead of Computer Science

In order to apply for foreign universities, I translated my academic transcripts and certificates from French to English, and the sworn translator used the term "Computing" instead of "Computer ...
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How to find decent translator for technical jargon for application?

I am in a somewhat difficult situation, and I am not sure if this is the right site to ask this; feel free to close this question if not. There is a refugee from Syria who has been studying computer ...
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Citing a passage which includes added words by the translator?

I have the translation of a work in front of me and want to quote it. The translation reads: "This is the right decision, and yet it is the wrong [one]" The translator added the 'one' in brackets ...
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When money is discussed in a book, what currency should be used for a book translation covering many countries?

For book translations, what currency does one reference when translating for one language that covers a bunch of countries? What I am alluding to is this: suppose someone is referring to something ...
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Is it plagiarism to translate a research paper and use it without citation as your own?

Is it considered to be plagiarism when a researcher translates a little-known paper from another language and uses this text, without citing reference, as his own? I understand that to use results of ...
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Translation of academic papers from Japanese?

I am a Japanese translator and (amateur) math autodidact. For practice and learning, I want to start translating Japanese academic papers into English, especially those related to mathematics or ...
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When translating papers from non-English to English, should the sources be translated to English as well?

When translating research papers from Arabic to English, should I translate the Arabic sources (book titles, etc.) to English, or should I leave them in Arabic?
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Translate the laws abbreviation of non-english speaking country in English written paper?

I'm working on paper discussing protection of National Park in Tatra Mts., splitted between Slovak republic and Poland: TANAP (Slovakia) and TPN (Poland). I want to include the indication of laws ...
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Submitting to a journal that requires a French abstract as a non-French-speaker: how important is the French abstract?

I'm a non-French-speaking mathematician submitting an English paper to a French journal that requires a French abstract (but publishes papers in English). I don't think I know anyone I'd be ...
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Error in transcript of records?

I'm studying in Polish language. One of my courses was named "Metody otrzymywania nanomateriałów". Which roughly translates into "Methods for obtaining nanomaterials". However in my official ...