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Using virtual reality for interpreter-mediated communication and training

Ritsos, PD, Gittins, R, Roberts, JC, Braun, S and Slater, C (2012) Using virtual reality for interpreter-mediated communication and training In: 2012 International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW), 2012-09-25 - 2012-09-27, Darmstadt.

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Abstract

As international businesses adopt social media and virtual worlds as mediums for conducting international business, so there is an increasing need for interpreters who can bridge the language barriers, and work within these new spheres. The recent rise in migration (within the EU) has also increased the need for professional interpreters in business, legal, medical and other settings. Project IVY attempts to provide bespoke 3D virtual environments that are tailor made to train interpreters to work in the new digital environments, responding to this increased demand. In this paper we present the design and development of the IVY Virtual Environment. We present past and current design strategies, our implementation progress and our future plans for further development. © 2012 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages > Languages and Translation
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Ritsos, PDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gittins, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Roberts, JCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Braun, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Slater, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2012
Identification Number : 10.1109/CW.2012.34
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID
PublisherIEEE, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords : Virtual Worlds, Interpreting, Second Life, Immersion, User Experience
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 Apr 2014 15:32
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:51
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/804838

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