International Workshop on
Expertise in Translation and Post-editing
Research and Applications
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Friday August 17 and Saturday August 18, 2012
Call for papers
Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) and Machine Translation (MT) technology are modifying the translation profession. However, it is unclear where this development leads and how translation technologies can best help translators produce better translations faster. There is wide agreement among translation scholars that expert translators solve translation problems in a different manner than non-expert translators, but does that also hold for machine translation post-editing? And if so, how can we assess and compare these different processes. How exactly is human translation production different from human post-editing of MT output? For instance, is there anything like "post-editing expertise" which compares to "translation expertise"? How are these two types of expertise different from each other?
We are also interested in how advanced interactive CAT and MT technologies can be designed. How can the
results from translation process research be applied to produce better automated translation aids which could better
support human translators in their work? Can a better understanding of human translation processing help us design
better CAT systems? Are there more and better ways to deploy the translation technology than merely post-editing
machine generated translations?
The workshop will be separated into a more academic research track on Friday and a more applied business
track on Saturday. We therefore solicit all kinds of academic, research and industrial submissions, experience reports and visionary presentations on topics related to those mentioned above. Abstracts should be approximately 400 words and will be published on the workshop website. A separate call for full papers will be issued after the workshop for publication in a special journal issue.
The workshop will be preceded by the Second International PhD course in Translation Process Research from August
13 to 16.
Notification: Abstract acceptance June 30, 2012.
Revised: Final version of abstract August 1, 2012.
Workshop: Friday August 17 and Saturday August 18.
Workshop committee: L. Balling (CBS), M. Carl (CBS), F. Casacuberta (UPV), M. Federico (FBK), D. Hardt (CBS), K.T.H. Jensen
(CBS), F. Keller (UEDIN), P. Koehn (UEDIN), R. Silva (Celer).