METM11 plenary talk

Translators: The human element in machine translation

Dorothy Kenny

This talk about the state of the art in machine translation (MT) focuses on issues translators care about, for example: how human translation inputs to MT systems are acknowledged; in what scenarios, language pairs and domains MT is most likely to be successful; what might motivate a translator's decision to cooperate with a machine translation effort; and what kind of skills human translators need to make a shift to post-editing of MT.


Dr. Dorothy Kenny lectures in translation studies at Dublin City University. She has published numerous articles in the area of translation technology, corpus-based translation studies and translation theory.