Translation Tools

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IT skills are central to the translator's work, and the aim of this module is to demonstrate how the efficiency of the translation process and the translator's marketability can be improved by an enhanced knowledge of the relevant electronic tools. As well as receiving theoretical instruction, students will develop transferable skills through "hands-on" sessions that emphasise the "real world" translation environment. The main focus of the module will be on translation memory programs, and students will gain experience of various translation memory tools, including cloud-based and open-source tools. An introduction to Machine Translation and post-editing is also be included in the module, as is familiarisation with crowdsourcing and crowdsourcing platforms, such as Crowdflower and Amazon Mechanical Turk.

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