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Published: 24 June 2020

The Centre for Translation Studies well represented at EAMT 2020

Researchers from the Centre for Translation Studies disseminate their projects at the online conference of the European Association of Machine Translation – EAMT 2020.

The Centre for Translation Studies of the University of Surrey (CTS) is represented for the first time by three researchers at the prestigious annual conference organised by the European Association of Machine Translation (EAMT). This is one of the first high-visibility outcomes of the investment in upgrading CTS with the support of an E3 grant.  

Prof Constantin Orasan has a paper accepted in the research track where he investigates how it is possible to improve translation memories using the latest developments from Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. This is joint work with researchers from the Research Group in Computational Linguistics at University of Wolverhampton:

Tharindu Ranasinghe, Constantin Orăsan and Ruslan Mitkov (2020) Intelligent Translation Memory Matching and Retrieval with Sentence Encoders. In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation, Lisbon, Portugal, November, pp. 175 – 184

Dr Félix do Carmo has a paper accepted in the translators’ track in which he investigates translation interfaces in an attempt to understand better the editing work performed by professional translators:

Félix do Carmo (2020) Comparing Post-editing based on Four Editing Actions against Translating with an Auto-Complete Feature. In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation, Lisbon, Portugal, November, pp. 421 – 430

In addition, Dr Ana Guerberof Arenas was one of the programme chairs for the translators’ track, a track introduced for the first time at EAMT 2018  to include and to acknowledge translation academics and practitioners’ research work in the context of machine translation and translation technologies.

EAMT 2020 is the latest in a series of prestigious conferences organised by the European Association for Machine Translation which attract researchers and practitioners working in machine translation, translation technology and translation in general. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year’s edition will take place online in November. More details about the conference and access to the full proceedings can be found here.

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