NITA Spring 2010 Symposium Tools for Translators
Leveraging Translation Álvaro Degives-Más Computer Aided Translation a Systemic Overview
Language services in context Presentation overview: CAT in its context: why depend on technology? Looking at a Translator'...
Introduction CAT in context
CAT in context <ul><li>Upward, Increasing Pressure on Translation in Demand & Productivity </li></ul>
CAT in context <ul><li>Upward, Increasing Pressure on Translation in Demand & Productivity </li><ul><li>Globalization: Mar...
CAT in context <ul><li>Upward, Increasing Pressure on Translation in Demand & Productivity </li><ul><li>Globalization: Mar...
Domestic: Increasing Diversity, Segment Aggregation – More Demand for LS </li></ul></ul>
CAT in context <ul><li>Upward, Increasing Pressure on Translation in Demand & Productivity </li><ul><li>Globalization: Mar...
Domestic: Increasing Diversity, Segment Aggregation – More Demand for LS
Individualization, Assertiveness – More Demand for LS </li></ul></ul>
CAT in context <ul><li>Upward, Increasing Pressure on Translation in Demand & Productivity </li><ul><li>Legal Reflections:...
CAT in context <ul><li>Upward, Increasing Pressure on Translation in Demand & Productivity </li><ul><li>Legal Reflections:...
Administrative Pressures to Process More Information, Languages </li></ul></ul>
CAT in context <ul><li>Upward, Increasing Pressure on Translation in Demand & Productivity </li><ul><li>Legal Reflections:...
Administrative Pressures to Process More Information, Languages
Et cetera! </li></ul></ul>
Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Limited, Decreasing (i.e. not scaling / linear) Budgetary Allotments </li><...
Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Limited, Decreasing (i.e. not scaling / linear) Budgetary Allotments
Problems of Shortening Production Cycles: Time to Market </li></ul>
Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Limited, Decreasing (i.e. not scaling / linear) Budgetary Allotments
Problems of Shortening Production Cycles: Time to Market
Problems of Volume </li></ul>
Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Limited, Decreasing (i.e. not scaling / linear) Budgetary Allotments
Problems of Shortening Production Cycles: Time to Market
Problems of Volume
Problems of Terminology Specialization (Market Differentiation) </li></ul>
Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Version Control </li></ul>
Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Version Control
Problems of Language Team Management, Continuity </li></ul>
Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Version Control
Problems of Language Team Management, Continuity
Problems of Quality Control (Standards / Homogenization) </li></ul>
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Tools for translators: some theory & background

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Computer assisted translation tools don't exist in a vacuum; they are the product of an increasing productivity gap in an ever more diversified market place. This presentation looks into some pertinent background and more theory-oriented factors. This presentation was part of the NITA Spring 2010 Symposium: Tools for Translators.

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Tools for translators: some theory & background

  1. 1. NITA Spring 2010 Symposium Tools for Translators
  2. 2. Leveraging Translation Álvaro Degives-Más Computer Aided Translation a Systemic Overview
  3. 3. Language services in context Presentation overview: CAT in its context: why depend on technology? Looking at a Translator's Job Adapting to and adopting change Technological solutions A Classification of Tools Conclusion & QA
  4. 4. Introduction CAT in context
  5. 5. CAT in context <ul><li>Upward, Increasing Pressure on Translation in Demand & Productivity </li></ul>
  6. 6. CAT in context <ul><li>Upward, Increasing Pressure on Translation in Demand & Productivity </li><ul><li>Globalization: Market Pull, Sensitization of the Profit Motivator, Favoring Translation </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. CAT in context <ul><li>Upward, Increasing Pressure on Translation in Demand & Productivity </li><ul><li>Globalization: Market Pull, Sensitization of the Profit Motivator, Favoring Translation
  8. 8. Domestic: Increasing Diversity, Segment Aggregation – More Demand for LS </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. CAT in context <ul><li>Upward, Increasing Pressure on Translation in Demand & Productivity </li><ul><li>Globalization: Market Pull, Sensitization of the Profit Motivator, Favoring Translation
  10. 10. Domestic: Increasing Diversity, Segment Aggregation – More Demand for LS
  11. 11. Individualization, Assertiveness – More Demand for LS </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. CAT in context <ul><li>Upward, Increasing Pressure on Translation in Demand & Productivity </li><ul><li>Legal Reflections: Adding to Pressure, for Information Parity and Access </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. CAT in context <ul><li>Upward, Increasing Pressure on Translation in Demand & Productivity </li><ul><li>Legal Reflections: Adding to Pressure, for Information Parity and Access
  14. 14. Administrative Pressures to Process More Information, Languages </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. CAT in context <ul><li>Upward, Increasing Pressure on Translation in Demand & Productivity </li><ul><li>Legal Reflections: Adding to Pressure, for Information Parity and Access
  16. 16. Administrative Pressures to Process More Information, Languages
  17. 17. Et cetera! </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Limited, Decreasing (i.e. not scaling / linear) Budgetary Allotments </li></ul>
  19. 19. Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Limited, Decreasing (i.e. not scaling / linear) Budgetary Allotments
  20. 20. Problems of Shortening Production Cycles: Time to Market </li></ul>
  21. 21. Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Limited, Decreasing (i.e. not scaling / linear) Budgetary Allotments
  22. 22. Problems of Shortening Production Cycles: Time to Market
  23. 23. Problems of Volume </li></ul>
  24. 24. Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Limited, Decreasing (i.e. not scaling / linear) Budgetary Allotments
  25. 25. Problems of Shortening Production Cycles: Time to Market
  26. 26. Problems of Volume
  27. 27. Problems of Terminology Specialization (Market Differentiation) </li></ul>
  28. 28. Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Version Control </li></ul>
  29. 29. Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Version Control
  30. 30. Problems of Language Team Management, Continuity </li></ul>
  31. 31. Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Version Control
  32. 32. Problems of Language Team Management, Continuity
  33. 33. Problems of Quality Control (Standards / Homogenization) </li></ul>
  34. 34. Job Variety and Complexity <ul><li>Problems of Version Control
  35. 35. Problems of Language Team Management, Continuity
  36. 36. Problems of Quality Control (Standards / Homogenization)
  37. 37. Et cetera! </li></ul>
  38. 38. Changes and their impact Technological, Social and Economic Transformations, Diversification... Retooling Communication Needs, While Also Facing Increased Demand
  39. 39. Changes and their impact Bottom Line : Massive, Increasing Efficiency and Productivity Gap
  40. 40. Looking for solutions Information Technology and Applied Linguistics
  41. 41. Looking for solutions Optimally: Human Aided Translation Computer Translations
  42. 42. Looking for solutions but... Absent C3PO and Babel Fish (i.e.: universal translators) filling the gap with piecemeal solutions
  43. 43. Classifying the technology <ul><li>Information classification
  44. 44. Storage
  45. 45. Retrieval
  46. 46. Repositioning </li></ul>
  47. 47. Classifying the technology Functional support v. Production / productivity support
  48. 48. Classifying the technology Glossaries / Terminology: Acquisition & Management
  49. 49. Classifying the technology Feedback, the self-reinforcing flying wheel: The Secret Sauce
  50. 50. Classifying the technology Localization v Translation The impact on tools used
  51. 51. In the end... Limitations & Exclusions Apply: IT'S STILL A HUMAN JOB
  52. 52. Questions Thank you!

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