Accurate Website Translation Service Can Affect World Peace?
July 01, 2010
By Ofer Tirosh
Website Document Translation Inaccuracy by Mistake or for Political Agenda?
Apparently document translation can be a tool for political agendas, if you consider the latest statement between the U.S., Russia, and France for the withdrawal of Armenian troops from Azerbaijani soil. The original document was drawn up in English, but there have been numerous cases of incorrect website translation in several languages, including Russian to English translation and Armenian translation, and several others that were not named.
It is speculation as to whether it was purposeful mistranslation for political agendas, or due simply to poor translation service. Website translation often involves localized translation service, as well as other components of professional technical translation. Something like a government statement, such as this agreement of withdrawal of Armenian occupation, contains a lot of legalistic and diplomatic terminology and wording. These types of documents are not written in basic, simplified English. If translation service was applied nonchalantly or without a lot of thought, the consequential text or result will be something altogether different from the original document.
Of course, in such a political context, mistranslation could be purposeful for many with their own political perspectives and agendas, especially where it concerns outside mediation for peaceful negotiations. Partisan political groups, organizations, and so forth, could be opportunistic with translated political agreements and statements. A few added words here, or several words taken out there; some stronger, action vocabulary exchanged for neutral or passive vocabulary – and suddenly what was originally a well-intended foreign occupation withdrawal agreement can become a statement of ill intent or violence. Whether the website document translation was intentional or unintentional by those who posted it, the result was the same: a document agreement written with intentions to peacefully resolve occupation of another country, was twisted into dangerous inaccuracies.
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