SAY-IT: International Workshop on Interpreting Technologies

5-7 June 2023

We are pleased to announce Just say IT: International Workshop on Interpreting Technologies (SAY-IT 2023), which will take place at the University of Malaga (Spain), on the 5th, 6th, and 7th of June 2023. SAY-IT 2023 is a follow-up of the successful International Workshop on Interpreting Technologies, which also took place in Malaga in May 2022. SAY-IT 2023 will precede the 19th International Conference on Traducción, Texto e Interferencias (‘Translation, Text and Interferences’), also at the University of Malaga (Spain), from the 7th to the 9th of June 2023.

SAY-IT 2023 seeks to act as a meeting point for researchers working in interpreting-related technologies (CAI tools, machine interpreting, speech to text/speech translation, remote interpreting, etc.); practicing tech-savvy interpreters; companies and freelancers providing services in interpreting as well as companies developing tools for interpreters. In addition to the short papers for presentation, SAY-IT will feature invited talks by prominent experts as well as presentations and panels hosted by practitioners. While language technologies have already made a major impact on the core tasks in the translation profession, the field of interpreting has not yet witnessed a fundamental paradigm shift on account of their use. Against such a background, SAY-IT seeks to fill in this gap by allowing the discussion, the scientific comparison, and the mutual enrichment of researchers and professionals working with interpreting-related technologies. In this regard, SAY-IT addresses the development of interpreting-related tools, and the experience interpreters have with these tools as well as the development of machine interpreting engines, incorporating (or not) human expertise. The workshop also offers a discussion forum and publishing opportunity for interpreters and for researchers and developers working on interpreting-related technology and machine interpreting.