HLT in translation practice (1) 711

Module code TRL 711
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

This module focuses on the use and application of HLT (human language technology) in translation practice. Issues covered are: Localisation, internationalisation and globalisation. Translation and language technology. Introduction to the use of computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools – translation memory (TM) and terminology management. Machine translation (MT). The use of electronic text corpora as translation resource, translator's aid and translators' tools, with specific reference to technical translation, mining for translation equivalents, and obtaining translation equivalents for terms that do not exist in the target language by utilising all electronic resources, but also term formation strategies, consultation with experts, using the Internet as "consulting experts", etc. Practical translations of a further variety of different text types in any two languages offered by the  Language Departments, provided that the particular language combination can be accommodated during any given year.

Module credits 20.00
Contact time 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition Afrikaans and English is used in one class
Academic organisation African Languages
Period of presentation Semester 2

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