"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
Translating and the Computer (TC) is a conference which focuses on the user aspects of translation and translation-related software. It serves as a unique and beneficial meeting point for a wide audience including translators from large multinational institutions such as the EU and UN, from translation agencies across the world but also freelance translators, tools and technology developers, language experts, software vendors, business managers, researchers and academics. In addition to presentations on current issues of translation and translation technology, the conference features panel and user group discussions on topics of interest to the conference audience.