Nathalie De Sutter from Untranslate will be hosting on workshop on Machine Translation and Post-Editing at the University of Surrey on 27 April 2017. This full day event will be organised by ITI, the Institute of Translation and Interpreting in the United Kingdom.
ITI is the UK’s only dedicated association for practising translation and interpreting professionals. The association represents the translation and interpreting industry and has over 3000 interpreter and translator members who specialise in more than 100 languages and dialects from around the world.
This workshop will allow participants to develop an open-minded yet critical mindset towards the Machine Translation (MT) technology by providing some theoretical background on the history and technical backbone of MT.
Offering participants the possibility to get some hands-on experience with post-editing an automatically generated translation, allowing them to measure their productivity and compare it objectively with translating from scratch.
During this workshop, you will:
- Learn about the different MT technology ’flavours‘ and understand why it is so hard for a computer to produce a 100% accurate translation
- Identify project types and use cases where MT can help solve multilingual communication barriers
- Learn how to customise an MT engine that performs better for your own specific language pair and domain
- Find out if you are able to increase your productivity by post-editing MT output as compared to translating from scratch
- Discover practical guidelines on how to post-edit in a successful way
By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to identify projects that are suitable for applying machine translation. They will know how to evaluate which technology will yield the best results in a given context and what the options are for improving the quality of the output. Furthermore, they will assess their personal talent for post-editing and be able to predict potential time and cost savings from adopting MT in the production process.
Contact Ann Brooks on firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and all other information.