Dr Félix do Carmo

Senior Lecturer in Translation and Natural Language Processing
BA, MA, PhD - University of Porto (Portugal)
+44 (0)1483 684118
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Office hours: Thursdays, from 1pm to 3pm


Areas of specialism

Translation technologies; Post-editing of machine translation; Translation process research; Automatic post-editing; Applied translation studies; Natural language processing

My qualifications

BA in Modern Languages (ENG-PTG), professionalisation in Translation
University of Porto
MA in Translation Studies
University of Porto
PhD in Language Sciences
University of Porto


Research interests

Research projects


Postgraduate research supervision

My teaching

Courses I teach on

Postgraduate taught

My publications


Chapters in books

do Carmo, Félix, and Belinda Maia. 2015. Sleeping with the enemy? Or should translators work with Google Translate? in Pilar Sánchez-Gijón, Olga Torres-Hostench, Bartolomé Mesa-Lao (eds). Conducting Research in Translation Technologies. New Trends in Translation Studies. vol. 13. Peter Lang.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

do Carmo, Félix. 2004. Saberes e Criatividade em acção na Tradução Técnica (Knowledge and Creativity in Technical Translation). in Revista Génesis – revista científica do ISAI. (2004_3). Porto: ISAI.

Conference proceedings

Shterionov, Dimitar, Félix do Carmo, and Joachim Wagner. 2019. “APE through Neural and Statistical MT with Augmented Data - ADAPT/DCU Submission to the WMT 2019 APE Shared Task.” In Proceedings of ACL 2019 - WMT Shared Task on Automatic Post-Editing. Firenze, Italy.

Shterionov, Dimitar, Félix do Carmo, Joss Moorkens, Eric Pacquin, Dag Schmidtke, Declan Groves, and Andy Way. 2019. “When Less Is More in Neural Quality Estimation of Machine Translation - an Industry Case.” In Proceedings of the MT Summit XVII. Dublin.

do Carmo, Félix. 2019 ‘Edit distances do not describe editing, but they can be useful for translation process research’, in Carl, M. and Hansen-Schirra, S. (eds) Proceedings of the 2nd MEMENTO workshop on Modelling Parameters of Cognitive Effort in Translation Production. Dublin, Ireland. pp. 1–2. (Abstract)

do Carmo, Félix. 2018. “Does Machine Translation Really Produce Translations?” In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation - Translator’s Track, edited by Juan Antonio Pérez-Ortiz, Felipe Sánchez-Martínez, Miquel Esplà-Gomis, Maja Popović, Célia Rico Pérez, André Martins, Joachim Van den Bogaert, and Mikel L. Forcada, 323. Alicante, Spain: EAMT. p. 323. (Abstract).

do Carmo, Félix, Luís Trigo, and Belinda Maia. 2016. From CATs to KATs. in Proceedings of the 38th Conference Translating and the Computer. London, UK: Editions Tradulex, Geneva. pp. 149–158.

do Carmo, Félix, and Belinda Maia. 2016. “A Description of Post-Editing, from Translation Studies to Machine Learning.” In Tradumàtica Research Group (eds.). Translators and Machine Translation: Book of presentations. Barcelona, Spain. pp. 126-152.

do Carmo, Félix. 2002. De Formando a Formador, passando por 'Formado em Tradução’ (From trainee to trainer, from someone with translation training’) in Actas do V Seminário de Tradução Científica e Técnica em Língua Portuguesa - Novos Empregos para os Tradutores?. Lisboa: União Latina.

do Carmo, Félix. 2000. “Onde está a Saída? - Perspectivas Profissionais do Curso de Tradução da FLUP” (Where is the exit? Professional Perspectives for the Translation degree of FLUP) in Actas do II Seminário de Tradução Científica e Técnica em Língua Portuguesa – A tradução científica e técnica em língua portuguesa. Lisboa: União Latina.