Computer Assisted Translation - TRA 630

Computer aids for translation, desktop publishing, terminology management. Machine and machine-assisted translation. This course introduces students to Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) highlighting its success and failure in comparison to human translation. In a first part, the course trains the students in the practical use of the computer assisted translation focusing on the problems, difficulties, advantages and shortcomings of this type of activity. In a second part, students are introduced to the latest translation software* and how to use them. The advantages as well as the limitations of such programmes are discussed with a special reference to the translation of scientific and literary texts.