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Utrecht Theoretical Linguistics


30 October 2020
10:30 - 15:45

Workshop “Conditionals, Corpora, and Translation”

The Time in Translation group is hosting a workshop with the title Conditionals, Corpora, and Translation on the 30th of October.

The workshop will address some methodological extensions of Translation Mining, a methodology that was developed in the Time in Translation project to study cross-linguistic variation in the domain of tense. Translation Mining uses parallel corpora (corpora of translated texts) as a source of data, and multidimensional scaling (MDS) to visualize variation. Three talks will be centered around the following questions:

  • how can we apply Translation Mining and MDS to compositional structures, in particular conditional sentences?
  • how can we use Translation Mining with not directly comparable languages, and how can we combine data from parallel and non-parallel corpora?
  • how are translated texts different from non-translated texts, and are we justified to draw conclusions in one domain on the basis of data from the other?

You can find the program and all information on how to attend on the workshop page