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Artificial intelligence, automation and the language industry

Moorkens, Joss orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-0766-0071 and Guerberof Arenas, Ana orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-9820-7074 (2024) Artificial intelligence, automation and the language industry. In: Massey, Gary, Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen and Angelone, Erik, (eds.) Handbook of the Language Industry. Handbooks of Applied Linguistics [HAL], 20 . De Gruyter, Berlin, Germany, pp. 71-98. ISBN 9783110716047

Widespread disruption to the language industry from artificial intelligence (AI) such as machine translation (MT) has been predicted for many years, but now that these technologies are being deployed, the effects are varied and, at times, unexpected. Neural MT, in particular, can produce output of greater quality compared to previous MT paradigms, but not without errors, and the best way to interact with MT to produce quality translation is not entirely clear. The use of MT and other forms of AI in the language industry necessitates consideration of risk, of value and of environmental and social sustainability. In this chapter, we introduce definitions of AI and automation, follow developments in AI within the language industry, and then consider the direction in which these developments need to go and how we might get there.
Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:artificial intelligence; machine translation; translation automation; lights-out project management; machine learning.
Subjects:Computer Science > Algorithms
Computer Science > Artificial intelligence
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
Research Institutes and Centres > Centre for Translation and Textual Studies (CTTS)
Research Institutes and Centres > ADAPT
Publisher:De Gruyter
Official URL:https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/978...
Copyright Information:© 2024 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston
ID Code:30078
Deposited On:21 Jun 2024 11:14 by Joss Moorkens . Last Modified 21 Jun 2024 11:14

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