Department of Computational Linguistics



The department offers the following courses:

Translation Science (CL 22, 222, 322, 422, 522)
This course concentrates on learning the practical side of being a translator/localizer, but you will also have the opportunity to dive deeper into the theoretical side of the subject, if you continue on to take the full course curriculum.

Course Curriculum for 2014/2015:
Translation processes
Subtitling
The Localization Process
Localizable Components
Working with Glossaries
Character Sets
GUI Localization
Distribution Medias
Localization of Online Documentation
Localization of Software Source Files
Localization Tools
Translation Memories (Across Trados, WordFast, Star Transit, OmegaT)
Machine Translation (MT)
The Global Workplace
Bidding for Work
Quality Assurance

Course Requirements in Terms of Hardware and Software:
A computer capable of running Linux/FreeBSD/Unix/OS X/Windows)
Microsoft Word
Ability to read PDF files
Ability to play mp3, mp4, quicktime.
E-mail, SKYPE and Internet connection

The Course Material Includes:
Downloadable podcasts video or audio or both
PDF files
Up and Running Notes™ Getting Started with SDL Trados Studio 2011

Exam/Test:
Each module has mandatory progress tests that must be passed,
in order to be allowed to take the module's final exam.
Exceptions from the tests or the exam can be granted where other
similar courses or proof of experience are deemed to be sufficiently
qualifying. However, such exceptions are at the instructors discretion.

Obtainable Qualifications/Degrees:
Diploma, B.Sc., Licentiateship

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Localization Project Manager (CL 23, 223, 323)
This course is designed to train the student in managing localization projects and it cover the following subjects:

Estimation of project size
Estimation of cost
Bidding for projects
Scheduling
Vendor managent
Applicable tools
Engineering
Testing
Bug tracking
Hand-off


The student will after successful completion of the course be able to hold a job as Project Manager in the Localization Industry. This course is available as in-company courses or as self-paced distance learning course.

Course Requirements in Terms of Hardware and Software:
A computer capable of running Linux/FreeBSD/Unix/OS X/Windows)
Microsoft Word
Ability to read PDF files
Ability to play mp3, mp4, quicktime.
E-mail, SKYPE and Internet connection

The Course Material Includes:
Downloadable podcasts video or audio or both
PDF files

Exam/Test:
Each module has mandatory progress tests that must be passed,
in order to be allowed to take the module's final exam.
Exceptions from the tests or the exam can be granted where other
similar courses or proof of experience are deemed to be sufficiently
qualifying. However, such exceptions are at the instructors discretion.

Obtainable Qualifications/Degrees:
Diploma, B.Sc., Licentiateship

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