Technology and translation: the impact of recent technology tools on professional translation
In spite of the growth of the translation industry in Nigeria and the influence of technology with recent computer-assisted translation tools, many translators based in Nigeria still do not appreciate the impact of these recent translation tools. This study, anchored on Computational Linguistics (CL), uses mainly secondary data to explain the impact of Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tools on the translation industry. It presents practical examples of the workings of Computer-Assisted translation tools not only in a bid to demonstrate the real practical impact of translation tools, but also to sensitize translators in Nigeria to the need to embrace the new translation tools since these have become the in-thing in the translation industry around the world. This study is expected to bring a high level of awareness to Nigeria-based translators about the impact of recent translation tools in the translation profession generally.
Keywords: Technology, Translation, Impact, Awareness
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