TPR - 2014

Course description

The Centre for Research and Innovation in Translation and Translation Technology (CRITT) at CBS is offering the fourth international PhD course in Translation Process Research (TPR) from Monday July 7 to Friday July 11, 2014. The course will focus on theoretical aspects of translation process research, on experimental research design and methodology, on data visualization and human translation modeling, and on qualitative and quantitative data analysis. There will also be an opportunity to get hands-on experience with recording eye-tracking sessions and to discuss issues arising in connection with user interaction with language technological tools, particularly the process of post-editing machine translation output. In addition, participants will have the chance to discuss their research with each other and the lecturers.

The course components will be taught by leading researchers in the respective fields. The mornings will be devoted to lectures and discussion, while the afternoon sessions will include participant presentations, consultation with the lecturers, and preparing, running and analysing a demonstration experiment using the methods taught in the morning sessions. The course will be taught in English.

On Friday July 11, 2014 there will be a Workshop on Translation, Bilingualism and Translation Technology for which TPR course participants are invited to participate with no additional costs.

This workshop will be followed by a Translation Data Analytics Project from July 13 to August 15, 2014 for which special registration is required.


Practical information

  • PhD course dates: July 7 - 11, 2014.
  • Participants: Minimum 10 to maximum 20 participants.
  • Lecturers: Michael Carl, Barbara Dragsted, Mercedes García Martínez, Kristian T. Hvelplund, Arnt Lykke Jakobsen, Bartolomé Mesa-Lao, Moritz Schaeffer.
  • Tuition cost: 250 euros, includes a light lunch.
  • Credits and preparation: The course is 4 ECTS which means that participants should expect to invest around 120 hours in the course, including preparation time and the course itself. A course certificate can be obtained at the end of the course, granted satisfactory participation. A list of required reading will be distributed before the course. Participants should also submit 2 pages describing their research project by June 15, 2014.
  • Venue: Spejdercenter Holmen, Arsenalvej 10, 1436, København, Denmark.
  • Accommodation: a common dormitory for 15 participants has been reserved in Spejdercenter Holmen (rate: 130kr/night) - optional.
  • Registration & payment: (Deadline for registration: extended until May 30, 2014).
  • Please contact Bartolomé Mesa-Lao ( for further information.