Translation Technology in Taiwan

Track and trend

Authored by: Shih Chung-ling

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Technology

Print publication date:  November  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415524841
eBook ISBN: 9781315749129
Adobe ISBN: 9781317608158

10.4324/9781315749129.ch20

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Abstract

Living in a technological world, a growing number of people conduct their daily work using the technological tools afforded by computers, the Internet, and advanced information technologies in diverse sectors of life. These persons are closely connected to cloud mining, cloud rating and cloud information exchange and knowledge share in the Internet context on the daily basis. However, in creating a user-friendly, highly communicative Internet environment, translation plays a key role because it helps people break through language barriers and boost their bi/multi-lateral understandings and dialogues across borders. More importantly, diverse translation technologies (TT) can be used to help enlarge the translation scope, and increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of language services. All the modern professional translators are well aware of the business profits of TT in the translation industry, but their attitude towards it is different in different countries in different times. Still, translation scholars and instructors have learned the crucial part or/and function of TT in the contemporary translation workflow, but their reception of it and intention to incorporate it into their researches and teachings also vary in different countries and in different times. For this reason, beginning with Taiwan, a research report will be given on the application and teaching of TT in both theory and practice through an empirical investigation. However, before this, the landscape of TT development in Taiwan will be introduced to show its differences from other countries, and a general TT picture can be delineated as the background framework to support the findings in this research.

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