Course: CAT for translators

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Course title CAT for translators
Course code KAA/2T02
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Král Pavel, PhDr.
Course content
The course will introduce the general theory of CAT (terms, machine translation vs. human translation, MT & CAT applications) and will teach basic skills in using various CAT software Wordfast, Kilgray's MemoQ, Atril's D?ja vu, SDL Trados TWB).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Demonstration, Projection (static, dynamic)
Learning outcomes
The course is an introduction to the Computer Aided Translation. Translations in the seminar are done between English and Czech, i.e. knowledge of both languages in necessary. CAT focuses on the following topics: see Course content

Students are expected to have good computer skills (web, office, software installation & configuration) and good knowledge of the MS Windows poperationg system environment. Previous finishing the Information Technology 1 course (kaa/IT01) is recommended.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Student performance, Seminar Work

# Active participation, max. 2 absences. # Carrying out all assigned tasks and handing in all HW translations. # Final translation project using a CAT tool
Recommended literature
  • D.J. Arnold et al. (1996). Machine Translation. London, Blackwell Publishers.
  • Pavel Král. (2006). Specifika překladu odborných textů s podporou počítačových technologií. Olomouc, UP.
  • W.J. Hutchins and H.L. Somers. (1992). An Introduction to Machine Translation. London, Academic Press.

Study plans that include the course
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