The "Computer-Assisted Translation " (CAT) module is delivered in the firs semester and is one of the two modules that make up the "Translation Technologies" course.

This module focuses on the concept of computer-aided translation (CAT). After providing a theoretical introduction, some of the main CAT tools on the market (including Trados Studio, MemoQ, MateCat, OmegaT), both proprietary and free, will be presented. In particular, the module focuses on the translation of different file formats and on the creation, management and maintenance of translation memories.

Students will work on customising the quality assurance of target texts through CAT and they will also use regular expressions to create specific display filters and to set up targeted search operations.
Moreover, students will learn how to manage compatibility and interoperability between different CAT tools and different file formats.

Finally, students will acquire the skills and abilities to manage complex translation projects involving different professionals (Project Management).