16th DG Interpretation-Universities Conference: Day 1

Not able to make it to Brussels this week? Have a look at the Chirpstory of Day 1 of the conference.
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Glendon MCI @GlendonMCI
Conference has ended for the day. It resumes tomorrow at 9:30 am Brussels time (4:30 am Toronto time!) #16scicuni
Glendon MCI @GlendonMCI
Question from Vienna: Even "easy" speeches in the speech repository are too difficult. Could we have more material for beginners? #16scicuni
Esther Navarro-Hall @MmeInterpreter
Perhaps we could fill the gap between what unis make available and what SCIC provides in repository... #16scicuni
Barry S. Olsen @ProfessorOlsen
#16scicuni Here's another recent example: Microsoft Meets Star Trek With Universal Translator -- @InformationWeek http://t.co/R8H8lAu4
Barry S. Olsen @ProfessorOlsen
Here's one example of tech work on automatic interpreting. Voice unveils Live Translated Video Calling. http://t.co/LXOFi6j5 #16scicuni
Esther Navarro-Hall @MmeInterpreter
ORCIT and programs of this type could be publicized further. #16scicuni
Esther Navarro-Hall @MmeInterpreter
A question about what Andrew Gillies was describing: Could we enlarge the SCIC repository to include more speeches for beginners? #16scicuni
Glendon MCI @GlendonMCI
Automatic #translation is not of publishable quality. Instead, it has led to a new profession: post-editing. #16scicuni
Glendon MCI @GlendonMCI
Question from the floor: Would inter-institutional entrance exams be possible via video conference? #16scicuni
Glendon MCI @GlendonMCI
Marco Benedetti: Speech <=> text technologies could not cope with #interpreting in 23 languages or 23 accents. #16scicuni
Esther Navarro-Hall @MmeInterpreter
Question from @ProfessorOlsen: Could non-EU ed. inst get help on localizing ORCIT modules for terps of langs of lesser diffusion? #16scicuni
Glendon MCI @GlendonMCI
@ProfessorOlsen : "For languages of lesser diffusion, can non-EU partners collaborate to build tools?" #16scicuni
Glendon MCI @GlendonMCI
@ProfessorOlsen: "In Silicon Valley, 2 companies are working on speech <=> text technologies. A far cry from #interpreting." #16scicuni
Esther Navarro-Hall @MmeInterpreter
Resources are required to localize these tools. They are there in English, but investment is required to transfer to other langs. #16scicuni
Glendon MCI @GlendonMCI
Marco Benedetti: Universities need to train young #interpreters to work with new technologies and new techniques. #16scicuni
Glendon MCI @GlendonMCI
Marco Benedetti: This does not mean we should spurn technology. Instead we should use it to improve practice and teaching. #16scicuni
Glendon MCI @GlendonMCI
Marco Benedetti: Neither automatic #translation nor automatic #interpreting are the future of our industry. #16scicuni
Barry S. Olsen @ProfessorOlsen
Q&A session now underway. Rep from Germersheim asking about EU project on MT. #16scicuni
Glendon MCI @GlendonMCI
Llewellyn Smith: http://t.co/AUaRsjl0 is looking for more partners, more exercises, and more languages. #16scicuni
Glendon MCI @GlendonMCI
Llewellyn Smith: Internet use makes us worse at remembering facts, but better at remembering where to find them. #16scicuni
Barry S. Olsen @ProfessorOlsen
Could ORCIT be used to help train interpreters of languages of lesser diffusion? Just wondering... #16scicuni
Barry S. Olsen @ProfessorOlsen
I am amazed and encouraged by how the interpreter training community is embracing technology to improve training and competency! #16scicuni
Barry S. Olsen @ProfessorOlsen
Be sure to check out ORCIT theory modules on early consecutive and simultaneous interpreting. #1int #16scicuni
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