Convergence conference

Human-machine integration in translation and interpreting

Convergence: Human-machine integration in translation and interpreting was a conference organised by Centre of Translation Studies, University of Surrey. The conference took place online and in Guildford, United Kingdom, from 1 February to 3 February, 2023.

Last updated on 22nd December, 2022.


Day 1

10:00 - 12:00 Workshop 
Teaching neural machine translation to translators
Diptesh Kanojia, Dorothy Kenny, Leonardo Zilio, Félix do Carmo 
14:00 - 14:15 Start of conference
14:15 - 15:15 Keynote 1
Human and machine translation: a meeting of modes and minds?
Dorothy Kenny
15:30 - 18:00  
  Session 1
Embracing the complexity: hybrid practices for interlingual communication in real time
Carlo Eugeni, Susan Daniels, Martin Cornwell, Luke Barrett, Elizabeth Crockett, Evan Dorrestein, Denise Kroesen
  Session 2
Convergence and collaboration in translation and research
Lynne Bowker, Joanna Drugan, Gökhan Firat, Miguel Jiménez-Crespo, Joss Moorkens, Özlem Temizöz

Day 2

09:00 - 10:00 Keynote 2
Machine translation and natural language processing in crisis response scenarios
William Lewis
10:15 - 12:45  
  Session 3
Remote interpreting: towards a convergent research agenda
Agnieszka Chmiel, Jessica P.B. Hansen, Eloy Rodriguez Gonzalez, Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, Kilian G. Seeber, Diana M. Singureanu, Nicoletta Spinolo, Wei (Angela) Zhang 
  Session 4
Translation of creative content and technology
James Bradley, Dionysios Kapsaskis, Núria Molines, Paola Ruffo, Marion Winters
Convenors: Dimitris Asimakoulas
14:15 - 16:45  
  Session 5
Widening media accessibility in the digital age
Alison Eardley, Gian Maria Greco, Anna Jankowska, Gert Vercauteren
  Session 6
Natural language processing augmenting translation and interpreting
Claudio Fantinuoli, Veronique Hoste, Ruslan Mitkov, Carla Parra Escartín
17:00 - 18:30 Reception: CTS anniversary celebration (CTS presentation + reception)

Day 3 

09:00 - 11:30  
  Session 7
Reducing language barriers in mental healthcare for refugees and other migrants
Raquel Lázaro Gutiérrez, Lucas Nunes Vieira, Barbara Schouten
  Session 8
Bringing together corpus linguistics in translation studies and machine translation
Christian Hardmeier, Haidee Kotze, Natalie Kübler, Rudy Loock
Convenors: Ana Frankenberg-Garcia, Fang Wang
12:00 - 13:30 Final panel discussion: Convergence


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