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Training Interpreters using Virtual Worlds

Ritsos, PD, Gittins, R, Braun, S, Slater, C and Roberts, JC (2013) Training Interpreters using Virtual Worlds Transactions on Computational Science XVIII, LNCS 7. pp. 21-40.

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With the rise in population migration there has been an increased need for professional interpreters who can bridge language barriers and operate in a variety of fields such as business, legal, social and medical. Interpreters require specialized training to cope with the idiosyncrasies of each eld and their potential clients need to be aware of professional parlance. We present `Project IVY'. In IVY, users can make a selection from over 30 interpreter training scenarios situated in the 3D virtual world. Users then interpret the oral interaction of two avatar actors. In addition to creating di erent 3D scenarios, we have developed an asset management system for the oral les and permit users (mentors of the training interpreters) to easily upload and customize the 3D environment and observe which scenario is being used by a student. In this article we present the design and development of the IVY Virtual Environment and the asset management system. Finally we make discussion over our plans for further development.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages > Languages and Translation
Authors :
Ritsos, PD
Gittins, R
Braun, S
Slater, C
Roberts, JC
Date : 31 May 2013
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-642-38803-3_2
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID, ML, CJK, A
Uncontrolled Keywords : Interpreting, Virtual Environments, Second Life, Usability
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 Apr 2014 15:04
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 16:31

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