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Transcelerator is a Paratext plugin that adds a feature to help with comprehension checking. If you’ve ever looked at the lists of English questions that can be asked to test the quality and clarity of a Scripture translation and wondered how to translate them all into the language you are translating into, Transcelerator is for you! It helps to semi-automate this process in three ways: First, Transcelerator uses information from the Paratext Biblical Terms tool to help translate biblical terms and proper names. Second, as you translate questions, Transcelerator gradually “learns” common phrases — you just have to confirm the translation and move on. Finally, it creates a printable script that can be used to conduct a comprehension checking session.
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