Machine Translation Postediting

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Topics: Machine Translation Post-Editing
Editing and proofreading

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Start time:Aug 23, 2018 14:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Duration:60 minutes
Summary:This course will cover the different advances made in MT and MTPE, the steps to accomplish the Post-editing task, the different types of post-editing, along with the quality expectations and actions required from post-editors. Post-editing examples and guidance on useful reference will be provided.
This course will cover the different advances made in MT, and MTPE particularly, as well as the steps the linguist has to go through to accomplish the Post-editing task. Different types of post-editing will be detailed, along with the quality expectations and actions required from post-editors. Common challenges will be explained, along with potential solutions. Main post-editor's and client's complaints will be discussed, with the rationale beneath them. Post-editing examples will be provided to depict the post-editor's role clearly. Guidance on useful reference will be provided.

Course plan:

- Quick history of MT engines and approaches

- MTPE types

- The role of the posteditor

- MTPE expectations and challenges

- Examples of MTPE

- Resources

Target audience
Novel freelancer translators starting as post-editors

Experienced translators interested in MTPE

Project managers who will be handling MTPE projects

Proofers who will be proofing MTPEed content
Learning objectives
Attendees will get

- An overview of this new niche for translators

- An overview of MTPE requirements, challenges and expectations

- A overview of different types of MTPE

- Assessment and QA tools for MTPE

- Translator's skills and resources for MTPE
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 Luciana Ramos    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Se graduó como traductora técnico-científica y literaria e intérprete en Rosario (Argentina). Es traductora en inglés certificada por la American Translators Association de los EE. UU. En 2014, obtuvo el título del máster universitario en traducción médico sanitaria de la Universidad Jaume I de Castellón (España). Con especial énfasis en la traducción de textos de biomedicina, trabajó desde 1996 hasta 2005 para diversas empresas multinacionales en el área de la medicina y la traducción de programas informáticos. En los últimos catorce años, su experiencia como traductora y correctora se combinó con la tarea de formación de nuevos profesionales gracias a su incesante participación en cursos y seminarios internacionales relacionados con la traducción médica. Desde 2005 a junio de 2011 fue socia de Ocean Translations S.R.L., donde su labor se centró en la selección y formación de personal, el análisis y la implementación de las nuevas tecnologías, y el control de calidad. Participó en los trabajos de traducción para la OMS, la OPS, el Banco Mundial, ONUSIDA y muchos otros centros de investigación y desarrollo biomédico. Actualmente dirige una unidad de traducción especializada en traducción médica. Además, se dedica a la interpretación como profesional autónomo, a la formación de traductores, y al asesoramiento empresarial en traducción y tecnologías afines. Ha publicado artículos en las revistas Panacea y Multilingual sobre las tecnologías, la traducción médica y la profesión en general.

Luciana Ramos is an ATA-certified professional translator, with almost 25 years of experience, and special focus on medical translations and software localization. Her professional background as a translator encompasses different roles in the language and technology industry —terminologist, translator, editor, language lead, translators' trainer— for international organizations, direct clients and LSP. She has obtained her Master degree on Medical Translation at Universidad Jaume I, Castellon, Spain. As a former company owner, she developed TEP QA processes and procedures for ISO-certification; lectured worldwide on vendor management, machine translation, tools and QA; and gained a different perspective of clients’ actual needs. Currently, she runs her own business devoted to professional training, consulting and translating/interpreting.
Comments about this course

Machine Translation Postediting

Silvia Schulz
Local time: 21:49
English to German
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Recording available?Aug 24, 2018

I missed the webinar yesterday. Will (paid) participants receive access to a recording?


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