Those who work in modern language service industry are required to be capable of using computers and Internet to aid their translation job by adapting a variety of efficient tools, rather than just using word processor tools and several basic computer-aided translation software.
This course teaches the basic concepts of computer-aided translation technology, helps students learn to use a variety of computer-aided translation tools, enhances their ability to engage in various kinds of language service in such a technical environment, and helps them understand what the modern language service industry looks like.
This course covers introduction to modern language services industry, basic principles and concepts of translation technology, information technology used in the process of language translation, how to use electronic dictionaries, Internet resources and corpus tools, practice of different computer-aided translation tools, translation quality assessment, basic concepts of machine translation, globalization, localization and so on. As a compulsory course for students majoring in Translation and Interpreting, this course is also suitable for students with or without language major background. By learning this course, students can better understand modern language service industry and their work efficiency will be improved for them to better deliver translation service.
The course is one of the PKU-DeTao MOOCs, which is a joint effort by Peking University and DeTao Masters Academy.
导言：课程学习指南 Lecture 0: Learning Guide [LG] 本单元我们将为您介绍课程的学习指南，帮助您了解课程的结构，有助于您制定自己的学习计划，达到更好的学习效果。This module introduces the guide of our course. You will know about the structure of this course and this may help make your own study plan.
第一周 新时代的语言服务 Lecture 1: Language Service of the New Age [LS] 通过本单元的学习，您将了解新时代的语言服务行业的现状，了解翻译流程、翻译技术、相关辅助翻译工具，也可以更好的理解信息技术与翻译的关系。In this module, you will learn more about language service of new ages, the translation process, translation technology and some computer-aided translation tools. You will better understand the relationship between information technology and translation.
第二周 互联网搜索引擎/信息服务与翻译实践 Lecture 2: Internet Service and Translation Practice [IS] 本单元，您将了解在翻译过程中使用到的互联网搜索引擎和学术数据库的相关知识，并且配有真实的翻译案例讲解，帮助大家更好的掌握以上知识。In this module, we're going to introduce the Internet services that can be used during the translation process, including search engines and multiple academic databases. There are also two special topics, which can help you how to use internet service and databases in translation process.
第三周 语料库与翻译研究 Lecture 3: Introduction to Corpus-based Translation [IC] 在本单元中，我们将学习基于语料库的翻译研究，对语料库的背景、语料库的发展历史、语料库的使用方法及其分类、优缺点会有较为详细的介绍，同时配有翻译案例视频，为大家演示如何借助语料库来进行翻译关键词验证。In this module, we're going to learn corpus-based translation. You will get better understanding of the background and history of corpus, its category, advantage and disadvantages, as well as how to use corpus in our translation process.
第四周 电子辞典、工具书与翻译实践 Lecture 4: Electronic Dictionary, Reference Book for Translation Practice [ED] 在本单元的学习中，您将学习到如何使用到电子词典和工具书来促进翻译实践。同时，您也会对Sketch Engine 语料库有更多的了解。In this module, we're going to learn how to use electronic dictionaries during translation process. At the same time, you can know more about how to use Sketch Engine.
第五周 翻译记忆研究 Lecture 5: Research on Translation Memory [RT] 本单元，我们将学习翻译记忆库的发展历史、翻译记忆的一些基本概念，以及如何创建和管理翻译记忆。In this module, we're going to explore the secrets of translation memory. You will know basic concepts of translation memory and how to create TM and manage it.
第六周 翻译记忆软件实战 Lecture 6: SDL Trados Studio 2011 [TM] 在本单元的课程中，您将学习到如何使用SDL Trados Studio 2011，这一款较为业内领先的CAT软件。In this module, you will study how to use SDL Trados Studio 2011, an industry leading CAT software.
第七周 计算机辅助翻译软件项目实战 Lecture 7: Computer-Aided Translation Tools in Practice 本单元，我们将为您展示计算机辅助翻译软件竞赛中各个小组软件学习视频以及项目实战视频。In this module, we will show you the videos by computer-aided translation students during their Computer-Aided Translation Tools Competition.
第八周 翻译实践中的术语与术语管理 Lecture 8: Terminology and Terminology Management [TT] 本单元，我们将为您介绍有关术语及术语管理的相关知识。此外，还会讲解如何使用Multiterm。In this module, we are going to learn some issues about terminology and terminology management in translation practice. In addition, we will explain how to use Multiterm.
第九周 翻译服务、本地化服务与质量控制 Lecture 9: Translation Services, Localization Services and Quality Assurance [TS] 本单元，我们将更多的了解翻译服务和本地化服务，对质量控制也会有较为详细的介绍。In this module, we are going to learn more about translation service, localization service and quality assurance.
第十周 计算机辅助翻译软件项目实战 Lecture 10: Computer-Aided Translation Tools in Practice 本单元，您将观看由北京大学和北京语言大学同学在软件竞赛中录制的软件学习和项目实战的视频。In this module, we will show you videos by students from Peking University and Beijing Language University during Computer-Aided Translation Tools Competition.
第十一周 机器翻译与本地化工程概论（上） Lecture 11: Overview of Machine Translation and Localization Engineering Part A [OM] 本单元，您将学习机器翻译的现状、历史、面临的挑战，以及机器翻译的实现方式。In this module, you are going to learn the status and history of machine translation, the challenge it faces and major methods of MT.
第十二周 机器翻译与本地化工程概论（下） Lecture 12: Overview of Machine Translation and Localization Engineering Part B [OT] 本单元，我们将讲解本地化的相关概念、软件本地化以及其简单实例。In this module, we will learn the related concepts of localization industry, software localization and its example.
期末考试 一学期的课程结束了，用期末考试来测测你对这门课知识的掌握程度吧。Congratulations, you have finished this course. Please take this final examination to test your learning of this course in the whole semester.
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