Lecture at the University of Vienna

On November 14, 2019, Dr. Tristan Miller will give a research talk at the University of Vienna's Centre for Translation Studies as part of its Translatio ex machina lecture series.

The translation of wordplay is one of the most extensively researched problems in translation studies, but it has attracted little attention in the fields of natural language processing and machine translation. This is because today's language technologies treat anomalies and ambiguities in the input as things that must be resolved in favour of a single "correct" interpretation, rather than preserved and interpreted in their own right. But if computers cannot yet process creative language on their own, can they at least provide specialized support to translation professionals? In his talk, Dr. Miller surveys the state of the art in computational processing of humorous wordplay, and puts forth a vision of how existing solutions could be adapted and extended to support interactive, computer-assisted translation.

Time: Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 15:30

Location: Hs2, Centre for Translation Studies, University of Vienna, Gymnasiumstraße 50, 1190 Vienna, Austria

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