TransMedia Catalonia

TransMedia Catalonia is a research group that aims to research audiovisual translation (dubbing, subtitling, voice-over, etc.) and media accessibility (subtitling for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, respeaking, audio description, audio subtitling, sign language) in various genres, platforms and supports. After an initial period devoted to descriptive research, its focus is now mostly on empirical research and technological implementation. This is possible thanks to an interdisciplinary group which integrates researchers from various backgrounds.

TransMedia Catalonia was recognised in 2005 as an emerging group by the Catalan government (SGR2005/230) and has been a consolidated research group since 2009 (2009SGR700, 2014SGR27, 2017SGR113), linked to UAB's Department of Translation and Interpreting and East Asian Studies. It manages the Laboratory of Technologies Applied to Audiovisual Translation, which offers eye-tracking electrophysiological services.



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20 p, 8.4 MB Technology behind hate speech / López-Plana, Josep Oriol (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Traducció i d'Interpretació i d'Estudis de l'Àsia Oriental)
International conference on multicultural discourses, "Multicultural discourses in a turbulent world", 7th : 2020  
15 p, 1.6 MB The use of ICT and translation technologies by organisations supporting refugees : current practices and their response to the pandemic / Jiménez Andrés, María (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Transmedia Catalonia Research Group)
International e-Conference on Translation, 'Translation, mediation and accessibility for linguistic minorites', 2nd : 2020  
17 p, 8.2 MB Intercultural considerations for the creation of ICT tools for refugees : results from focus group discussions / Jiménez Andrés, María (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Tránsitos conference. Online, : 2020  
20 p, 646.5 KB Investigar la traducción de productos culturales chinos : retos y dificultades metodológicas en la creación de bases de datos sobre cine y literatura / Casas-Tost, Helena (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Rovira-Esteva, Sara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Vargas-Urpi, Mireia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
En un contexto en el que las Humanidades Digitales están cambiando las metodologías tradicionales de investigación, en este artículo describimos dos bases de datos de literatura y cine de acceso abierto que ponen al alcance de toda la comunidad científica dos recursos de gran valor traductológico, bibliográfico y documental para estudiar dos ámbitos clave de la producción cultural china, así como su introducción en el contexto sociocultural español. [...]
In a context in which Digital Humanities are changing traditional research methodologies, this article presents two open access databases on Chinese literature and cinema, two key areas of Chinese cultural production. [...]

2020 - 10.14201/clina2020611736
CLINA: Revista Interdisciplinaria de Traducción, Interpretación y Comunicación Intercultural, Vol. 6, núm. 1 (2020) , p. 17-36  
25 p, 575.1 KB Watching TV through your ears : an overview of Catalan-language broadcasters accessibility services / Tor-Carroggio, Irene (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Rovira-Esteva, Sara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Since 2010 the provision of audio description is legally required on TV in Spain. The objective of this study was threefold: to investigate the current state of the media accessibility services of Catalan-language broadcasters for viewers with sight loss in relation to current legislation; to assess user satisfaction with these services; and to gather feedback from users on non-professional services. [...]
2020 - 10.47476/jat.v2i1.2020.105
Journal of Audiovisual Translation, Vol. 3, núm. 1 (2020) , p. 1-24  
42 p, 2.4 MB Accesibilidad y traducción audiovisual en un mundo cambiante / Matamala, Anna (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Traducció i d'Interpretació i d'Estudis de l'Àsia Oriental)
Conferencia inaugural Maestría en Traducción e Interpretación. Manizales, Colòmbia, : 2020  
19 p, 1.9 MB Subtitles in virtual reality : guidelines for the integration of subtitles in 360º content / Agulló, Belén (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Matamala, Anna (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Immersive content has become a popular medium for storytelling. This type of content is typically accessed via a head-mounted visual display within which the viewer is located at the center of the action with the freedom to look around and explore the scene. [...]
Los contenidos inmersivos se han convertido en un medio interesante para contar historias. A este tipo de contenido normalmente se accede con unas gafas de realidad virtual, a través de las cuales el usuario, que se encuentra en el centro de la acción, tiene la libertad de mirar y explorar la escena libremente. [...]
Les contenus immersifs sont devenus un moyen intéressant de raconter des histoires. Ce type de contenu est généralement accessible avec des lunettes de réalité virtuelle, avec lesquelles l'utilisateur est au coeur de l'action et à la liberté de regarder et d'explorer la scène librement. [...]

Íkala, revista de lenguaje y cultura, Vol. 25, núm. 3 (2020) , p. 643-666  
6 p, 291.0 KB TRACTION / Matamala, Anna (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
2020 (TRACTION: Opera co-creation for a social transformation)
FAS Migration H2020 Meeting. Catalunya, : 2020  
6 p, 1.9 MB Performance Analysis of an IoT Platform with Virtual Reality and Social Media Integration / Abhilash, Krishnan (Dublin City University. School of Electronic Engineering) ; Simiscuka, Anderson Augusto (Dublin City University. School of Electronic Engineering) ; Muntean, Gabriel-Miro (Dublin City University. School of Electronic Engineering)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a growing network of physical objects where the devices are connected to the Internet through unique addressing schemes and multiple protocols. The increase of IoT devices in the recent years presents significant challenges in terms of security, authentication and usability. [...]
2020 (TRACTION: Opera co-creation for a social transformation)
IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WOWMOM 2020), 21st : 2020  
22 p, 3.8 MB Dossier de imprensa
2020 (TRACTION: Opera co-creation for a social transformation)
Conferência de imprensa Projeto Traction. Leiria (Portugal), : 2020