Chiew Kin Quah draws on years of academic and professional experience to provide an account of translation technology, its applications and capabilities. Major developments from North America, Europe and Asia are described, including developments in uses and users of the technology. The book is essential for students on translating courses and professional translators wishing to be brought up-to-date or to prepare for a new aspect of their work. With its emphasis on the role of the translator both as user of and developer of these new tools, needing to understand both the process of design and the human aspects of translating, it is complementary to other books which concentrate on the computational and technical processing aspects of the systems.
'A clear and comprehensive introduction to a complex and fast-moving field which is central to the activity of translation in the 21st century. This up-to-date account is required reading for trainees, practitioners and theorists.' - Professor Jenny Williams, Head of the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland