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Metaverse and translation studies: analysis of machine translation

Rubén González Vallejo ,
Rubén González Vallejo

Universidad de Salamanca, Departamento de Filología. Salamanca, España

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Although translation is essential, in collaboration with artificial intelligence, for the development and success of interaction and communication in the metaverse, little attention has been paid to the direct influence of linguistic communication in three-dimensional space. For this reason, in this paper, we have analyzed different investigations focused on the metaverse, coming from various disciplines using the machine translation service. The purpose is to know the perceptions about its use and quality and thus understand its potential in virtual reality and challenges. Documents from the SciELO, Google Scholar, and Dialnet databases were retrieved. Those studies that have directly or indirectly used the machine translation tool to favor communication and interaction between users were included. The results show a positive general perception by the studies analyzed, although the imprecision of the automatic translation engines and the lack of language combinations are qualified. Lastly, the importance of studying communication in the metaverse is highlighted, opening up the number of available languages and researching the training of translation engines since the income from the machine translation market is destined to increase in the coming years because of the pace of manufacturing and the productivity offered.

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González Vallejo R. Metaverse and translation studies: analysis of machine translation. Metaverse Basic and Applied Research [Internet]. 2023 May 10 [cited 2024 May 27];2:38. Available from:

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