Antonio Toral

List of John Benjamins publications for which Antonio Toral plays a role.


This article presents the results of a study focusing on the reception of a fictional story by Kurt Vonnegut translated from English into Catalan and Dutch in three conditions: machine translated, post-edited, and human translated. Participants (n = 223) rated the three conditions using three… read more
Guerberof-Arenas, Ana and Antonio Toral 2022 Creativity in translation: Machine translation as a constraint for literary textsTranslation Spaces 11:2, pp. 184–212 | Article
This article presents the results of a study involving the translation of a short story by Kurt Vonnegut from English to Catalan and Dutch using three modalities: machine-translation (MT), post-editing (PE) and translation without aid (HT). Our aim is to explore creativity, understood to involve… read more
Guerberof-Arenas, Ana and Antonio Toral 2020 The impact of post-editing and machine translation on creativity and reading experienceTranslation Spaces 9:2, pp. 255–282 | Article
This article presents the results of a study involving the translation of a fictional story from English into Catalan in three modalities: machine-translated (MT), post-edited (MTPE) and translated without aid (HT). Each translation was analysed to evaluate its creativity. Subsequently, a cohort… read more
Moorkens, Joss, Antonio Toral, Sheila Castilho and Andy Way 2018 Translators’ perceptions of literary post-editing using statistical and neural machine translationTranslation Spaces 7:2, pp. 240–262 | Article
In the context of recent improvements in the quality of machine translation (MT) output and new use cases being found for that output, this article reports on an experiment using statistical and neural MT systems to translate literature. Six professional translators with experience of literary… read more
Toral, Antonio and Andy Way 2015 Machine-assisted translation of literary text: A case studyCulture & Society issue, pp. 240–267 | Article
Contrary to perceived wisdom, we explore the role of machine translation (MT) in assisting with the translation of literary texts, considering both its limitations and its potential. Our motivations to explore this subject are twofold, arising from: (1) recent research advances in MT, and (2) the… read more