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Hu, Gengshen (胡庚申). 1991. A 'credit' model assessing interpretation effects. Babel 37 (3) : 152–167.
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The major factors influencing and determining the effect of an interpretation are Credibility, Representability, Elegance, Diversity, Immediateness and Technicality (CREDIT). The article presents a 'CREDIT' model in order to evaluate the general impression involved in an interpretation. The elements of this model are defined, quantified and justified by means of a number of examples. The article presents seven methods to collect the necessary data. Finally a number of of suggestions are formulated to further improve the model.
Source : P. Van Mulken