News

– Talk by Alexander Koller (A3, A7) in DFG lecture series „Exkurs“

On November 6, Alexander Koller, PI of SFB projects A3 and A7, gave a talk at Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
Alexander’s talk „Hey, Siri! Ok, Google! – Wie Maschinen lernen, Sprache zu verstehen” was part of the DFG lecture series „Exkurs – Einblick in die Welt der Wissenschaft“ which aims at providing the public with insight into DFG funded research projects. Details on the talk can be found on the DFG website. An audio recording is also available on the DFG YouTube channel.

– Places available! Tutorial on Practical Statistics for Research in Machine Translation and Translation Studies (Nov 20)

Tutorial on Practical Statistics for Research in Machine Translation and Translation Studies
Antonio Toral (University of Groningen)

The tutorial will introduce a set of very useful statistical tests for conducting analyses in the research areas of Machine Translation (MT) and Translation Studies (TS).

For each statistical test, the presenter will:
1. introduce it in the context of a common research example that pertains to the area of MT and/or TS
2. explain the technique behind the test and its assumptions
3. cover common pitfalls when the test is applied in research studies, and
4. conduct a hands-on activity so that attendees can put the knowledge acquired in practice straight-away. All examples and exercises will be in R.

The following statistical tests will be covered:
– t-tests (both parametric and non-parametric)
– bootstrap resampling
– Pearson and Spearman correlation coefficients
– linear mixed-effects models.

This tutorial is relevant for researchers and students who would like to get a hands on approach, but is also open for those who would like to get a general idea on the topic.
It will take place on Wednesday, November 20, in the conference room of building C7.4 from 9:15 to 17:30.
A few places are still available! If you would like to participate, please send an email to sfb1102@uni-saarland.de by Tuesday, November 19, noon.

– PhD Day Feb 2020

The next PhD Day of SFB 1102 will take place February 10 in Building C7.4 (Conference Room) at Saarland University.

More information coming soon.

– Students of our Master Translation Science and Technology subtitled films for DFG

Students of our Master Translation Science and Technology subtitled two films for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CRCs.  In close cooperation between the SFB 1102, the Department of Language Science and Technology at Saarland University and the DFG, the students provided English subtitles as well as German subtitles for the hearing impaired. You can turn on the subtitles by clicking the settings icon on the bottom of the video screen.