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Task 3.4: Updating the Translation Management Tool

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Task 3.4: Updating the Translation Management Tool

As part of Synergies for Europe’s Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences (SERISS) programmers from CentERdata, University of Tilburg have been working with several survey infrastructures to develop the Translation Management Tool (TMT). The TMT was originally developed for the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. Under SERISS the TMT has been adapted to support other large scale studies that need to translate survey questionnaires including ESS, EVS and GGP. The program has been modularized for easier adaptation to other research infrastructures.

The main focus in this task to date was given to updating the TMT to fully support the ESS TRAPD procedures and make it compatible to work processes of other large socio economic studies. Furthermore, a communication system was introduced to better streamline and store relevant information centrally. A redesign of the answer concept was introduced. The navigation within the tool was upgraded.

The TMT is a web environment that centrally stores translations for large international multilingual studies. It is highly configurable to be easily integrated into existing work processes. The TMT is developed in PHP with an underlying MySQL database.

To use the TMT it first needs to be configured with the correct translation workflows, states and roles. Once this initial setup is done a source questionnaire can be uploaded which has been designed outside of the system. Various formats are accepted. When the questionnaire is uploaded, access is provided to actors in the translation process. When translations are done they can be pushed into other steps within the translation process, which allows for an annotated meta-data on the translation process.

TMT Video

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EVS user manual.

ESS user manual.

TMT Technical documentation.

Full technical documentation remains confidential to the consortium.

Deliverables & Documents

D3.12 TMT Final

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