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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

CIM Seminar Series: On the Origin of Translation Difficulties for Man and Machine across Different Languages

9th November 2018, 14:00 to 15:00, ER141 (Elvet Riverside 1), Professor Dr. Michael Carl (Kent State University)
This talk synthesizes findings from several recent studies in which we investigate the variation in human and machine translation. We observe significant correlations across different parameters of variation in the translation product and the translation process and trace back the origin of
translation difficulties for man and machine across different languages to syntactic and semantic translation ambiguities.

Dr. Michael Carl is a professor at Kent State University and Director of the Center for Research and Innovation in Translation and Translation Technology. He has studied Computational Linguistics and Communication Sciences in Berlin, Paris and Hong Kong and obtained his PhD degree in Computer Sciences from the Saarland University/Germany in 2001. His current research interest is related
to the investigation of human translation processes and interactive machine translation. He is particularly interested in harnessing the power of data analytics to produce and refine cognitive models to support the design of next generation machine translation programs.

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