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Application of Semantic Web and Artificial Intelligence Rules to Complex System Reasoning for Routing Healthcare Patients

Fields of interest: semantic web and artificial intelligence

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  • Michel Desautels, doctoral student in sciences and information technologies, Université du Québec en Outaouais


  • Véronique Nabelsi, professor, Université du Québec en Outaouais

Multimodal Interaction in Translation

This research project investigates translators' user experience with multimodal interfaces, that is, computational devices which process and combine several ​input modes in parallel. Multimodal interfaces go beyond traditional keyboard-and-mouse interfaces, or graphical user interfaces. In particular, three University of Ottawarecognition-based technologies are examined in this research: voice, touch and stylus input. The project will collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data that give full account of the advantages and drawbacks of translating using these emerging modes of human-computer interaction. Thus, this study will provide a basis for better-grounded translation tool design and implementation. Projet soutenu par le Fonds québécois de la recherche - société et culture (FQRSC)

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  • Julian Zapata, PhD.c. translation studies, School of Translation and Interpretation, University of Ottawa


  • Jean Quirion, Professor at School of Translation and Interpretation, University of Ottawa

Technologisation in Translation Courses in Canada

Passionate about professional translation and how it is taught, the researcher aims to close the gap between translator training and the labor market. Due to the inherent limitations in a master’s program, the researcher is focusing on technical (technological) competence in translation for her research, in particular, the use of language technologies in practical translation courses. Through a study involving translation lecturers and professors at various Canadian universities, the researcher intends to determine the status of language technologies in translation courses, describe best practices and uncover new prospects for teachers in the profession.

Lead Emerging Researcher, participant in the LTRC Promotional Program for Emerrging Researchers

  • Jessica Cyr, master’s student in translation studies, University of Ottawa


  • Elizabeth Marshman, professor, University of Ottawa


The TEPOQAL research project (Spanish translations of Quebecois poetry in Latin America) supervised by Madeleine Stratford, professor at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, has led to the creation of two online TEPOQALdatabases, TEPOQAL I and TEPOQAL II. These databases contain reliable, exhaustive, up-to-date information on Spanish translations of French-language poetry from Quebec that are available in Latin America.

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