LT5620 - Translation Technology

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Pass departmental information technology (IT) proficiency test or
Special approval by programme leader
Equivalent Course(s)


Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The aim of this course is to study and explore the roles of the enabling language information technologies that are employed in translation processes. In particular, topics will include computers and information technology, machine translation (MT) systems, linguistic knowledge and translation expertise in the automation of multilingual translation. The course will also present a survey of different types of machine translation systems and translation memory retrieval facilities that integrate the best of human and machine intelligence to maximize translation productivity. 

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Written assignment: 50%
Final examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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