Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Languages and the Media 2012: Imperial College contributions

Members of the Translation Unit at Imperial College attended last week's Languages & the Media conference in Berlin. 

Titled Translating in MultilingualCommunities, the event brought together academics, industry professionals and other interested parties from across the range of audiovisual translation. Attending from Imperial were Lindsay Bywood, Jorge Díaz-Cintas, Arista Kuo, Emmanouela Patiniotaki and Adriana Tortoriello.

Jorge Díaz-Cintas chaired several panels, including one entitled The Client Side: Localisation, International Broadcasters and Content Distributors

Three PhD students presented papers:
Lindsay Bywood, along with Yota Georgakopoulou, presented the results of the first evaluation of the Sumat system, a statistical machine translation system for subtitles.

Arista Kuo spoke on Myths and Realities of Working as a Subtitler: Survey Results on Subtitlers’ Working Conditions.

Emmanouela Patiniotaki presented a paper on Access to Online AV Educational Material.

(Lindsay Bywood)

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