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Translation and Technology : Palgrave Textbooks in Translating and Interpreting - Chiew Kin Quah

Translation and Technology

Palgrave Textbooks in Translating and Interpreting

Paperback Published: 1st July 2005
ISBN: 9781403918321
Number Of Pages: 221

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This textbook provides an account of translation technology, its applications and capabilities. Major developments from North America, Europe and Asia are described, including developments in uses and users of the technology. The book is essential for students in translating courses and professional translators wishing to be brought up-to-date or to prepare for a new aspect of their work. With its emphasis on the role of the translator both as user of and developer of these new tools, needing to understand both the process of design and the human aspects of translating, it is complementary to other books which concentrate on the computational and technical processing aspects of the systems.

Industry Reviews

'A clear and comprehensive introduction to a complex and fast-moving field which is central to the activity of translation in the 21st century. This up-to-date account is required reading for trainees, practitioners and theorists.' - Professor Jenny Williams, Head of the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland

'...a most welcome addition to the available literature...this is an excellent introduction to the use of computers for students of translation, which will also be of use to many of their teachers who do not have a strong computational background.' - Pius Ten Hacken, Modern Language Review

List of Figures, Tables and Boxesp. ix
Series Editors' Prefacep. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
List of Abbreviationsp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Definition of Termsp. 6
Machine translationp. 8
Human-aided machine translationp. 11
Machine-aided human translationp. 13
Human translationp. 14
The localization industryp. 19
Conclusionp. 20
Translation Studies and Translation Technologyp. 22
Translation theoryp. 22
Academic and professional groups in translationp. 26
Linguistic theories in machine translation systemsp. 30
Translation studiesp. 36
The translation processp. 43
Conclusionp. 55
Machine Translation Systemsp. 57
Major historical developmentsp. 58
Architecturesp. 66
Hybrid and interactive machine translation systemsp. 84
Online machine translation systemsp. 85
Commercial machine translation systemsp. 87
Reasons for using machine translation systemsp. 89
Conclusionp. 91
Computer-Aided Translation Tools and Resourcesp. 93
Workbenchesp. 93
Translation support tools and resourcesp. 106
Localization toolsp. 113
Commercial computer-aided translation toolsp. 117
Standards for data interchangep. 119
Conclusionp. 128
Evaluating Translation Toolsp. 129
Machine translation systemsp. 129
Computer-aided translation toolsp. 131
Stakeholdersp. 133
Evaluation methodsp. 135
General frameworks for evaluating translation toolsp. 139
Conclusionp. 151
Recent Developments and Future Directionsp. 152
Machine translation systemsp. 152
Computer-aided translation toolsp. 156
Translation systems with speech technologyp. 157
Translation systems for minority languagesp. 162
Translation on the webp. 164
Machine translation systems and the semantic webp. 166
The localization industryp. 170
Conclusionp. 171
Translation Types Revisitedp. 172
Relationships between topics and translation typesp. 173
Machine translation systemsp. 191
Computer-aided translation toolsp. 193
Conclusionp. 195
Appendicesp. 197
Referencesp. 204
Indexp. 218
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ISBN: 9781403918321
ISBN-10: 1403918325
Series: Palgrave Textbooks in Translating and Interpreting
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 1st July 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 16.41  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1