Welcome to the DataLitMT Project

The DataLitMT project based at the Institute of Translation and Multilingual Communication (ITMK) at TH Köln, Germany, provides didactic resources for teaching data literacy in its machine-translation specific form of professional MT literacy to students of translation studies/specialised communication programmes at BA and MA levels. The aim is for students working with these resources to develop adequate data and MT literacy for their later professional careers while at the same time becoming data-savvy citizens well equipped for the modern knowledge economy.

Together with the Directorate-General for Translation of the European Commission, we organised a Translating Europe Workshop, in which we presented the outcomes of the DataLitMT project. This Workshop was held online on 19 April 2023. Find more information on the workshop on our workshop website. The recording of the theoretical inputs can be watched here, and the recording of the practical sessions can be watched here.


DataLitMT provides its outcomes as open educational resources under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 4.0). All learning resources developed by DataLitMT are publicly available on this website. These resources at the interface of professional MT literacy and data literacy can complement the learning resources developed by more extensive MT training initiatives, such as the MultiTraiNMT project.

The DataLitMT team: Professor Ralph Krüger, Janiça Hackenbuchner (Research Associate, operational project lead), Andre Busch (Research Assistant, MA student in Terminology and Language Technology), Jürgen Esch (Lecturer in Information Technology at ITMK), Monja Jannet (MA student in Specialised Translation), Lena Berretz (MA student in Terminology and Language Technology)