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Translation, interpreting and new technologies

Carl, Michael and Braun, Sabine (2017) Translation, interpreting and new technologies In: The Routledge Handbook of Translation Studies and Linguistics. Routledge Handbooks in Translation and Interpreting Studies . Routledge, London; New York, pp. 374-390. ISBN 978-1138911260

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The translation of written language, the translation of spoken language and interpreting have traditionally been separate fields of education and expertise, and the technologies that emulate and/or support those human activities have been developed and researched using different methodologies and by different groups of researchers. Although recent increase in synergy between these well-established fields has begun to blur the boundaries, this section will adhere to the three-fold distinction and begin by giving an overview of key concepts in relation to written-language translation and technology, including computer-assisted translation (CAT) and fully automatic machine translation (MT). This will be followed by an overview of spoken-language translation and technology, which will make a distinction between written translation products (speech-to-text translation, STT) and spoken translation products (speech-to-speech translation, SST). The key concepts of information and communications technology (ICT) supported interpreting, which is currently separate from the technological developments in written- and spoken-language translation, will be outlined in a third section and a fourth will provide an overview of current usages of translation and interpreting technologies.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
Authors :
Carl, Michael
Editors :
Malmkjaer, K
Date : 18 December 2017
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2018 The Author
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 15 Aug 2018 09:16
Last Modified : 15 Aug 2018 09:16

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