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The ethics of machine translation

Kenny, Dorothy (2011) The ethics of machine translation. In: New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters Annual Conference 2011, 4-5 June 2011, Auckland, New Zealand. ISBN 978-0-473-21372-5

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Abstract

In this paper I first describe the two main branches in machine translation research. I then go to discuss why the second of these, statistical machine translation, can cause some malaise among translation scholars. As some of the issues that arise are ethical in nature, I stop to ponder what an ethics of machine translation might involve, before considering the ethical stance adopted by some of the main protagonists in the development and popularisation of statistical machine translation, and in the teaching of translation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Additional Information:Proceedings edited by Sybille Ferner
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ethics; Paradigms; Natural Language
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine translating
Humanities > Translating and interpreting
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
Published in:Reflections on Language and Technology: the driving forces in the modern world of translation and interpreting. . NZSTI. ISBN 978-0-473-21372-5
Publisher:NZSTI
Copyright Information:© 2011 NZSTI & Author
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17606
Deposited On:26 Nov 2012 11:58 by Dorothy Kenny. Last Modified 26 Nov 2012 11:58

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