Teaching the automation of the translation process to future translators

Benoît Robichaud, Marie-Claude L’Homme


Abstract
This paper describes the approach used for introducing CAT tools and MT systems into a course offered in translation curricula at the Université de Montréal (Canada). It focuses on the automation of the translation process and presents various strategies that have been developed to help students progressively acquire the knowledge necessary to understand and undertake the tasks involved in the automation of translation. We begin with very basic principles and techniques, and move towards complex processes of advanced CAT and revision tools, including ultimately MT systems. As we will see, teaching concepts related to MT serves both as a wrap-up for the subjects dealt with during the semester and a way to highlight the tasks involved in the transfer phase of translation.
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Workshop on Teaching Translation Technologies and Tools
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September 23-27
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2003
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New Orleans, USA
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Benoît Robichaud and Marie-Claude L’Homme. 2003. Teaching the automation of the translation process to future translators. In Workshop on Teaching Translation Technologies and Tools, New Orleans, USA.
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