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Medical Literature Search Based on Database and Medical English Translation with Machine-Assisted Tool

In the context of the vast and diverse landscape of medical literature, the effective reading and translation of medical texts have emerged as pivotal aspects of medical English education and the initial step in facilitating medical research. Information retrieval, data compilation, and synthesis constitute integral components of this process. Furthermore, comprehending the intricacies and distinctions between Chinese and English, coupled with mastering fundamental translation techniques, represents a crucial challenge in the realm of medical English instruction. This study addresses the conundrums of swiftly identifying pertinent information and surmounting language barriers to produce precise and fluent translations. Building upon the foundation of the Themed Medical English Project, the research endeavors to offer various strategies for medical literature search, methods for refining search outcomes, and techniques for translating medical English. The objective is to enhance the quality and efficiency of medical literature comprehension and translation. Through this work, the research aims at empowering individuals engaged in medical research and English language learning to navigate the intricacies of this specialized field and to bridge the linguistic gaps that often impede the seamless exchange of medical knowledge. In conclusion, the research introduces two search query methods, including keyword and controlled vocabulary search, summarizes the characteristics of medical English and the resulting difficulties in translation process, and identifies two processes of machine-assisted human translation, including pre-translation adjustment and post-translation human editing.

Medical Translation, Data Integration, Information Search, Machine Assistance, Artificial Adjustment

APA Style

Chai, Y., Zhang, Y., Long, Y. (2023). Medical Literature Search Based on Database and Medical English Translation with Machine-Assisted Tool. International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation, 9(4), 130-137.

ACS Style

Chai, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Long, Y. Medical Literature Search Based on Database and Medical English Translation with Machine-Assisted Tool. Int. J. Appl. Linguist. Transl. 2023, 9(4), 130-137. doi: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20230904.14

AMA Style

Chai Y, Zhang Y, Long Y. Medical Literature Search Based on Database and Medical English Translation with Machine-Assisted Tool. Int J Appl Linguist Transl. 2023;9(4):130-137. doi: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20230904.14

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