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We Need to Talk About Machine Translation | Autumn Workshop 2020

We Need to Talk About Machine Translation | Autumn Workshop 2020


13:30 - 17:00


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We Need to Talk About Machine Translation

with Ramon Inglada

A tool to bring about global mutual understanding and peace, or a force for evil designed to make human translators (and interpreters) redundant? Whatever your view of Machine Translation (and even if it lies somewhere between those two extremes), Ramon Inglada is the expert you were waiting for to tell you about the latest advances and provoke a debate on the merits and demerits of working with it. Break-out rooms will allow everyone to voice their opinion.

Forced online by Covid-19, and into an afternoon slot by the central ITI AGM which starts at 10am on the same date, our traditional Autumn Workshop takes a distinctly technological feel. Despite the modernity it still features every Scotnetters’ favourite part of the meeting, however: the Zoom call will open 30 minutes before the presentation is due to start to allow you to turn up with your post-lunch coffee in hand and catch up with friends and colleagues after the summer that never was.

About Ramon Inglada

A Scotnet member, Ramon Inglada is Assistant Professor in Spanish and Translation Technologies at Heriot-Watt University’s School of Social Sciences – Languages and Intercultural Studies

  • Translation Technologies (MSc program)
  • Software Localisation (MSc program)
  • Translation EN > ES (MSc program)
  • Translation Technologies (final year undergraduate program)


1.30pm Foregather: bring your own beverage and network!
2pm Workshop (part 1)
3.15pm Break
3.45pm Workshop (part 2)
5pm Wrap-up


  • All attendees: free


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