PETRA: A Research Team on Cognitive Translatology

PETRA is a research group concentrating its activities on:

  1. Empirical research of different aspects and phases of translation processes. 
  2. Development of a theoretical frame based on second generation cognitive paradigms.  
  3. Development of software to support research activities and professional tasks, according to the results of the empirical research.

PETRA’s site is worth the visit as it contains many useful materials:

  • CogTrans Search: PETRA’s Google-powered custom search engine to look for information related to cognitive translatology.
  • petraTAG and petraREV: a tagger and a tool for editing translations.
  • A reading list on cognitive translatology.
  • A external links section, including references to journals, publishers, scholars, research groups, methods…
  • An introductio to Código, a project  for “objective characterization of the general difficulty of originals”.


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