Michael Carl to Present at Seventh Annual Shreve Lecture Series

Moulton Hall Ballroom

By Hanna Wagner

Kent State University's Institute for Applied Linguistics welcomes internationally known researcher Michael Carl to present in the seventh annual Gregory M. Shreve Lecture Series in Translation Studies on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 3:30 p.m. in the Moulton Hall Ballroom on the Kent Campus.

Carl, professor for Human and Machine Translation and director of the Center of Research and Innovation in Translation and Translation Technology (CRITT) at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, will discuss “Literal Translation, Default Translation and the Similarity of Language Systems.”

Carl recently served as a principal investigator on the Cognitive Analysis and Statistical Methods for Advanced Computer Aided Translation (CASMACAT) project, funding more than 800,000 euros to develop a tool using input from cognitive studies of translator behavior into an open-source software product.

Currently, Carl’s research interests are related to investigating human translation processes and how advanced computer tools can help support those activities. He focuses his research in areas like machine translation, terminology tools, data analytics and implementation of natural language processing software, with a particular interest in using data analytics to support the design of next-generation machine translation programs.

Aside from his current research, Carl has organized numerous workshops, scientific meetings and panels on machine translation and translation process-related topics. He also has authored and co-authored more than 130 refereed papers and co-edited more than a half-dozen books.

This annual lecture series is in honor of the Institute for Applied Linguistics' founding director. This event is open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.