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INTRODUCTION

Autshumato is a series of open-source (free) translation tools, the development of which was funded by the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC). The Autshumato ITE includes access to translation memories, machine translation and glossaries to help translators do their work more effectively and can be adapted to aid translation between any two languages

AIM OF WORKSHOP

The purpose of the workshop is to ensure that, by the end of the day, each delegate is completely familiar with the software, and is able to continue work on his/her own laptop.

WORKSHOP FORMAT

  • Introduction and overview

- What is Autshumato and who is CTexT

- What to expect

- What not to expect

  • Demo

- Getting started with Autshumato ITE

- Translation of test documents

  • Practical session

- Delegates practise new- found skills on own work.

PARTICIPANTS WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN EVENT:

Researchers, scholars, linguists, lecturers and language practitioners.

OUTCOME OF THE WORKSHOP:

. Upon completion of this one-day workshop, delegates should be able to:

  • Open documents and save translated documents in original format (e.g. on a letter head);
  • Define source and target languages;
  • Use tags (to keep formatting such as bold or italic text);
  • Translate text in easily editable ‘chunks’ (sentences or paragraphs);
  • Build up glossaries (lists of previously translated words);
  • Access the translation memory (larger segments of previously translated texts); and
  • Insert diacritics (special characters used in some languages).

COSTS:

  • Participation in the workshop is FREE
  • Participants are expected to bring their own laptops for the workshop
  • Number of attendees that can be accommodated: 50
  • Coffee/tea/refreshments will be provided

REGISTER:

Please register before or on 15 September 2019.

If you have any questions, please liaise with Dr Gugu Mazibuko or Rooweither Mabuya by e-mail at mazibukog@ukzn.ac.za; roo.mabuya@nwu.ac.za

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