Linguist validation translation is the process of producing highly accurate translations of source documents into other languages and ensuring that the meaning is the same in the translated document and the source document. This process is used in medical clinical research and by organization’s that need highly accurate translations when operating in a multilingual environment.
To achieve a linguistic validation translation the source document is first translated into the foreign language by several translators. These translations are then combined into a single version. This version is then translated back into the language of the source document and analyzed to make sure that no meaning was lost during the translation process.
Performing this process is a complicated undertaking and requires robust and accurate linguistic validation techniques. It not only requires linguists and translators but also subject matter experts in the field that can help with defining complex terminology.