Course Info

    Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT)

    Course Description

    Designed to introduce language professionals to the critical importance of computer-assisted translation (CAT), this course will mainly focus on the use of translation memory (TM) and terminology management tools throughout all phases of a project from the translator perspective.

    We will cover the overlying concepts and lingo required to master any translation technology as well as the how, why and when of using such tools. Emphasizing a hands-on approach, class time will primarily be devoted to utilizing industry leading CAT software products SDL Trados and memoQ in the translation of simple documentation.

    We will learn the tremendous value of translation memory applications and how they not only save the user time and money, but also reduce the oftentimes tedious and repetitive tasks associated with translation. Finally, we will touch upon powerful, low-cost alternatives to mainstream tools to see if they might better suit your professional needs as well as financial means.

    Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) - details


    Location Chicago, IL Monterey, CA New York, NY
    Format Hybrid
    (3-day intensive) + 3 online sessions
    On-site
    (4-day intensive)
    On-site
    (4 weeks)
    Venue University of Chicago Monterey Institute of Int'l Studies New York University
    Dates On-site: May 1-3, 2014
    On-line
    : May TBD, 2014
    Aug 5-8, 2014 Sept-Oct (Dates TBD), 2014
    Day/Time On-site: Thu-Sat /
    9:00am-4:00pm CT
    On-line
    : TBD
    Tues-Fri /
    9:00am-4:00pm PT
    Sat /
    9:00am-4:00pm ET
    Duration of Instruction On-site: 6 hrs/day
    On-line
    : 2 hrs/day
    6 hrs/day 1 day/week;
    6 hrs/day
    Total Hours 24 24 24
    University Credit? Yes No Yes
    ATA Credit? Yes Yes Yes
    Sign Up! Contact: Meghana Shahi (meghana@uchicago.edu) Contact: Angie Quesenberry (aquesenb@miis.edu) Contact: Steven Gendell (sng231@nyu.edu)

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