Ralph Krüger - Some Reflections on the Interface between Professional Machine Translation Literacy and Data Literacy

jdmdh:9045 - Journal of Data Mining & Digital Humanities, January 18, 2023, Towards robotic translation? - https://doi.org/10.46298/jdmdh.9045
Some Reflections on the Interface between Professional Machine Translation Literacy and Data Literacy

Authors: Ralph Krüger ORCID-iD1

  • 1 Technische Hochschule Köln

Due to the widespread use of data-driven neural machine translation, both by professional translators and layperson users, an adequate machine translation literacy on the part of the users of this technology is becoming more and more important. At the same time, the increasing datafication of both the private and the business sphere requires an adequate data literacy in modern society. The present article takes a closer look at machine translation literacy and data literacy and investigates the interface between the two concepts. This is done to lay the preliminary theoretical foundations for a didactic project aiming to develop didactic resources for teaching data literacy in its machine translation-specific form to students of BA programmes in translation/specialised communication.


Volume: Towards robotic translation?
Section: IV. Challenges for professional translation
Published on: January 18, 2023
Accepted on: October 16, 2022
Submitted on: February 3, 2022
Keywords: digitisation,datafication,translation industry,neural machine translation,machine translation literacy,data literacy,[INFO.INFO-CL]Computer Science [cs]/Computation and Language [cs.CL]

Consultation statistics

This page has been seen 1134 times.
This article's PDF has been downloaded 249 times.