Computers and the Humanities

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 297–301 | Cite as

The role and design of computer studies in a research-oriented translation program

  • Ingrid Meyer


With increasing human-machine interaction in the professional translator's work environment, more and more translator training programs are launching translation-specific computer studies. This paper focuses on the research-oriented, as opposed to the practically-oriented, translation program. We argue that computer studies in such a program should prepare students for research at either the receiving or production ends of machine translation systems, both of which require linguistic, computational and translational expertise. We discuss some general considerations for the design of such computer studies, based on a seminar given in the M.A. Translation program at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Key Words

machine translation machine-aided human translation human-aided machine translation translation studies computational linguistics 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingrid Meyer
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  1. 1.School of Translators and Interpreters, University of OttawaOttawa

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