Babeldr, un outil de traduction fiable du dialogue médical
14 March 2022, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Part of the CenTraS Online Lecture Series 2021-22: Translation and Health
This event is free.
At the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG), Geneva's largest hospital, 52% of all patients are foreign nationals and more than 10% speak no French at all. In the context of the ongoing European refugee crisis, the medical professionals at HUG, particularly in the emergency and immigrant health service departments, often find they have no language in common with a patient. Particularly important languages are Tigrinya, Arabic and Farsi; as of September 2015, Eritreans, Syrians and Afghans make up about 60% of all new asylum seekers. Language barriers of this kind pose serious problems regarding the quality, security and equitability of health care, a phenomenon which has been the subject of detailed investigation by several teams over the last twenty years. In this lecture, Prof Bouillon will introduce her work on BabelDr, a spoken language translation system for the medical domain, developed in collaboration with Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG). Its main focus is precision and less-resourced languages. The talk will be given in French.