Dr Ana Guerberof Arenas


Senior Lecturer in Translation and Multimodal Technologies
PhD in Translation and Intercultural Studies

Biography

Areas of specialism

human computer interaction, machine translation, translation technology, creativity, translation training, post-editing

University roles and responsibilities

  • Senior Lecturer in Translation and Multimodal Technologies

My qualifications

2012
European PhD Translation and Intercultural Studies.
Grade: Apte “Cum Laude”. Dissertation: “Productivity and quality in the post-editing of outputs from translation memories and machine translation”. Supervisors: Prof. Anthony Pym and Prof. Sharon O’Brien (Dublin City University).
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
2008
MA in Translation and Intercultural Studies.
Grade: Excellent. Minor Dissertation: “Productivity and quality in the post-editing of outputs from translation memories and machine translation”. Supervisors: Prof. Anthony Pym and Dr. Ilse Depraetere (Université Lille III).
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
1990
Degree in Translation and Interpreting
Universidad de Granada

Previous roles

2017 - 2019
EDGE/MSCA Research Fellow
I obtained a Edge-Marie Curie Research Fellowship in Dublin City University and ADAPT Research Centre to investigate the impact of MT on the final user of translation. The project looked at the correlations between localisation quality and usability on machine and human translated user interface strings using eye-tracking and telemetry.
Dublin City University/Adapt Centre
2005 - 2017
Contract Lecturer (Professora associada)
I have taught to graduate and undergraduate students:
Introduction to specialized translation (English to Spanish), Specialized Translation: legal, technical and audio-visual (English to Spanish), Localization, Machine Translation, Post-production, Project Management, Post-editing, Machine Translation project management, Workflows and Selection Processes.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Spain.
2017 - 2017
Contract Lecturer (Professora associada)
Localization theory and practice modules.
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Spain
2015 - 2019
Creative Writing Teacher
I taught writing and editing skills for literary and technical texts. I was involved in on-line and off-line courses.
Escola d’Escriptura del Ateneu Barcelonès. Spain
2012 - 2015
Director of European Operations
I managed an international production team with teams in Barcelona, China and the US to complete incoming localization projects to specified quality standards.
I supported sales internationally in presentations, request for proposals, and customer meetings.
I coordinated the organization the creation of new solutions: automation, crowd-sourcing and speech transcription.
I managed the Machine Translation group to create a new workflow for MT projects.
Pactera International. Barcelona
2002 - 2012
Operations Manager
I coordinated a production team of up to 20 in-house team members including language coordinators, project managers, localization engineering and DTP to complete all incoming projects in Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro.
Logoscript. Barcelona.
2001 - 2002
Vendor Manager
I recruited and coordinated a pool of external freelancers consistently evaluating the company’s subcontracting capabilities.
Logoscript. Barcelona
2000 - 2001
Resource Manager/Project Manager for Microsoft
I successfully recruited and trained 60 Language Specialists for more than 18 languages based in Dublin, Ireland, South America, USA, and Europe.
Lionbridge International (prior Berlitz GlobalNET ). Dublin
1996 - 2000
Senior Localizer/Spanish Language Manager
I recruited and trained new Spanish speaking localizers and vendors.
I coordinated multilingual projects.
I translated and edited localization projects for international customers.
Berlitz GlobalNET, Dublin
1993 - 1996
Freelance Translator
Dublin
1992 - 1993
Senior Editor
Donnelley Language Solutions (currently Lionbridge), Dublin

Affiliations and memberships

Member
Translation Technology Research Network
Member
Grupo de recerca Tradumàtica
Member
European Association of Machine Translation
Member
European Society for Translation Studies (EST)

Business, industry and community links

Women in Localization
UK Chapter

Research

Research interests

Research projects

Research collaborations

I have participated in the following conferences as Keynote Speaker or Speaker:

  1. Conferences
    1. Measuring readers’ engagement in literary texts: a study comparing human translation to machine assisted translation. In 9th Congress of the European Society for Translation Studies. Stellenbosch. 9-13/2019.  Ana Guerberof Arenas and Antonio Toral.
    2. Data and translation — a pretty picture? Translating Europe Forum. European Commission Brussels, 8-9/11/2018. Karim Benammar, Annette Schiller, Christos Ellindes and Ana Guerberof Arenas.
    3. Data sharing - a data market place? Translating Europe Forum. European Commission Brussels, 8-9/11/2018. Muriel Matiussi-Kirchhof, Andrea Losch, Jaap Van Der Meer and Ana Guerberof Arenas.
    4. How is artificial intelligence transforming society and the translation industry? Translating Europe Forum. European Commission Brussels, 8-9/11/2018. Alison B. Lowndes, Rose Luckin, Lucia Specia and Ana Guerberof Arenas.
    5. Working with data – the translator's perspective. Translating Europe Forum. European Commission Brussels, 8-9/11/2018. Tanguy Fauchier, Erik Hansson, Miha Zlicar, Gruffydd Jones, Lucas Nunes Vieria and Ana Guerberof Arenas. 
    6. Correlations between localisation quality and usability of machine and human translated user interface strings: a study using eye-tracking and telemetry. 12th annual Irish Human Computer Interaction conference. Poster. Limerick, Ireland. 02/11/2018. University of Limerick.
    7. Divergent paths: machine and human translation. 1st International e-Conference on Translation. 26-28/09/2018. Universidad de Córdoba – KU Leuven.
    8. Ghost in the Machine: workshop. Out of the box. 2018 EACWP International Pedagogical Conference. Brussels. European Association of Creative Writing Programmes (EACWP). Jessica Foley and Ana Guerberof Arenas.
    9. Translators and Technology, a happy marriage that will end up in a bitter divorce? Translating Europe Workshop Rome. Invited Speaker. Rome. 03-04/05/2018. Università degli studi Internazionali di Roma/European Commission.
    10. Education and the Translators’ future. TAUS QE Summit. Dublin. 03/2018. 
    11. Is Machine Translation post-editing the past? ELIA Together. Berlin. 23-24/02/2017. European Union of Associations of Translation Companies. 
    12. Machine Translation and the Translator. School of Advance Technologies for Translators (SATT). Trento. 09-10/09/2016. Fundazione Bruno Kessler Tipo de entidad.
    13. Teaching Post-editing Round Table. Second International Conference on Research into the Didactics of Translation. Barcelona. 08-09/07/2014. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Barcelona. Garey Massey, Pilar Sánchez Gijón, Fabio Alves, Sharon O'Brien, Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow and Ana Guerberof Arenas. 
    14. In-country review. LocWorld. Dublin. 05-06/06/2014. Localization World LTD. USA. 
    15. Productivity and quality in post-editing. Translation in transition: Between cognition, computing and technology (CRITT-WCRE Conference). Copenhagen, 30-31/01/2014. Copenhagen Business School.
    16. Pactera’s DQF Perspective Presentation. TAUS Quality Evaluation Summit. Dublin. 04/2013. 
    17. The coming of age of Translation Technologies in Translation Studies. First International T3L Conference: Translation Technologies & Localization. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 21-22/06/2011. Rafael Guzmán; Felipe Sánchez; Gerhard Budin; Ana Guerberof Arenas. 
    18. Productivity and quality in the post-editing of outputs from translation memories and machine translation. Translation Automation Conference. Luspio University. 5/04/2011.
    19. Productivity and Quality in MT post-editing. Machine Translation XII Summit. Ottawa. Canada. 26-30/08/2009.
    20. Post-editing MT & TM segments. Localization Industry Standard Association (LISA) Forum. Dublin. Ireland. 12/2008.
    21. Round Table: Standards Impact on the Productivity of Automated Translation Technologies: What works, What doesn't and Why? Localization Industry Standard Association (LISA) Forum. Yves Campollion; Kirti Vashee; Ana Guerberof Arenas. 
    22. Best Practices in Post-Editing MT. Localization World 12. Madison. USA. 10/2008. Contribution: Speaker

 

Evaluation and organizing committees

  • European Association of Machine Translation Conference Translation Track Co-Chair. European Association of Machine Translation. 04/2020
  • Machine Translation XVII Summit Translation Track. European Association of Machine Translation. 05/2019
  • Barcelona Symposium 2019. European Association of Creative Writing Schools. 23/04-26/04/2019.
  • Seminar Eye-tracking for researchers. Organizer and trainer. Dublin City University. 03/2019 - 03/2019
  • 21ST Annual Conference EAMT. Translation Track. European Association of Machine Translation.  04/2018.
  • Elia Together Technical Committee. European Language Industry Association. Brussels. 05/04/2017 - 23/02/2018
  • Revista Tradumàtica Evaluation Committee. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 2017 – 2018.
  • Women in Localization. Barcelona Chapter. Organizing Committee. Barcelona. 2016-2017.
  • Organizing Committee Second International T3L Conference: Translation Technologies & Localization. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 11/10/2016.
  • Thesis Defence Johanna Gerlach: Improving Statistical Machine Translation of Informal Language: a Rule-based Pre-editing Approach for French Forums. Université de Genève. Faculté de Traduction et d'Interprétation. Geneva. 03/2015.
  • 17th Annual Conference EAMT User Studies. European Association of Machine Translation 01/09/2014 - 30/09/2014.
  • XIV MT Summit Nice. Post-editing Technology and Practice. 2013
  • AMTA Conference. Post-editing Technology and Practice. 2012

Supervision

Postgraduate research supervision

Postgraduate research supervision

My teaching

My publications

Additional publications