LT5632 - History of Machine Translation

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
LT5603, CTL5603
LT5411, CTL5411
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

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

This course aims to enable students to grasp the history of machine translation from a computational linguistic point of view as well as from the translation perspective. The different approaches adopted for machine translation show how research efforts have been spent to solve translation problems using the computer. The historical development will lay a solid foundation for students to understand how the technology has evolved due to the deepening understanding of computational linguistics and translation studies, and the advent of new tools, both material and conceptual ones. Upon completing the course, students should be able to approach machine translation with a more comprehensive outlook.

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

Term paper: 40%
Presentation: 40%
Classroom participation: 20%
Detailed Course Information


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