CBS - Copenhagen Business School

International Workshop on Speech and Gaze in Translation

CRITT - Center for Research and Innovation in Translation and Translation Technology

Call for papers

Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) and Machine Translation (MT) technology are modifying the translation profession, raising a whole range of new questions in addition to the many issues that still remain to be investigated in the area of translation process research. In this workshop, we will focus on what gaze behaviour says about human translation processes and about input and output methods, including different GUI configurations and written vs. spoken input. Though interaction with the computer is conventionally through the keyboard, there are other potential input methods; for instance, speech input could ease the collaboration with the computer, as command language or for translation dictation.

These developments and new technological possibilities make it relevant to explore the themes suggested and look for answers to such questions as the following:

  • How can we best analyze and describe the translation processes involved in human-computer interaction?
  • What can we learn about this interaction from gaze and key-logging?
  • How can the results from translation process research be applied to produce better automated translation aids for supporting human translators in their work?
  • With ever increasing computer performance, which interfaces and input methods provide the best support for translators and post-editors?
  • How many and which details of the automated translation analysis should be visualized for a translator to be able to produce better translations faster?
  • How do translators react to the different ways in which these translation aids are presented?
  • Is there an optimal way of plotting computed translations on the screen or are there different preferences for different types of translators/post-editors?
  • How could such translator or post-editor types be measured and operationalized?

In order to discuss these and similar questions, we solicit all kinds of academic, research and industrial contributions, experience reports and visionary presentations on topics related to those mentioned above. Abstracts should be approximately 400 words and will be published on the workshop website.

The workshop will be preceded by the Third International PhD course in Translation Process Research, August 5 to 8, 2013.

Important dates

  • Workshop dates: August 9 - August 10, 2013 (2 days).
  • Deadline for abstract submission: June 1, 2013, to Fulvio B. Rizzollo (
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: June 17, 2013.
  • Revised final version of abstract: August 1, 2013.
  • Workshop fees: 100€ including light lunch. There will be a workshop dinner on Friday (August 9) at 7 pm at an added cost of 50€.
  • Registration: No later than June 24, 2013. Details on how to register will be available soon.
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