Faculty of Arts


TRANSLAT 724

Localisation


Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for TRANSLAT 724.

Description

This course covers theoretical and practical questions of localisation, i.e., the translation and adaptation of software, websites and other electronic material. In addition, it introduces students to the notion of machine translation (MT) and how to work with MT systems.

Over the course of the last ten years the translation of websites and computer applications has become a dominant topic in translation, affecting both theory and practice. Students will analyse a variety of electronic or screen texts and will learn to translate software applications and websites using a variety of computer-based translation tools. The course will also deal with theoretical issues arising within the localisation paradigm.

Furthermore, the course deals with the advances of machine translation systems, focusing in particular on how these systems (above all statistically-based MT) work and how they affect the lives of professional translators. Here, particular emphasis will be paid on the notion of post-editing, i.e., the revision and optimisation of MT output.

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Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Vanessa Enriquez-Raido

Points

TRANSLAT 724: 30.0 points


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