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TRA2410 Computers and Translation: Home

Course Description

This is a theory-cum-practice course that introduces the knowledge and skills of translation technology, covering computer-aided translation, machine translation, localization, and speech translation.

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The Future of Translation Technology: towards a World without Babel

This book serves scholars and researchers of translation studies and computational linguistics. Chapter 1 provides a chronological analysis of the development of translation technology, mainly computer-aided translation, in different countries and regions since over forty years ago. Chapter 2 discusses the seven major concepts in translation technology. Chapter 3 examines the systems and the functions that are used during the five stages of data management. Chapter 4 explores various aspects of free and paid computer-aided translation systems. Chapter 5 presents a framework of computer-aided translation studies. Chapter 6 looks into the future of translation technology based on the main trends that have emerged in recent decades.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Technology

This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive overview of the general, regional, and topical aspects of the field of computer-assisted translation. It is divided into three parts. Part 1 presents general issues in translation technology; major concepts, systems, and translator training of computer-aided translation; various aspects of machine translation; and a valuable case study of its teaching at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Part 2 discusses national and regional developments in translation technology, covering the crucial territories of China, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, Taiwan, the Netherlands and Belgium, the United Kingdom and the United States. Part 3 evaluates specific matters in translation technology.

Translation and Technology

This book is intended as an introduction to translation technology for students of translation. It can also be useful to professional translators and those interested in translation technology. This book discusses the definitions of terms referring to the use of computers in translation activities, technology within the larger framework of Translation Studies as a discipline, different machine translation system designs also known as architectures, uses of several computer-aided translation tools, the evaluation of translation technology, recent developments and direction in which translation technology is heading, and an expanded version of the four basic classifications of translation types as suggested by Hutchins and Somers.



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