Mati Littover


Curriculum Vitae (CV)



I am a researcher in applied computer science with experiences in many information system development projects. I have also been active as a freelance translator over ten years. I am interested together with my colleagues to create IT terminology for my native language which is Estonian.

Mati Littover


Personal Details

Name                            Mati Littover

Home address               Läänemere tee 19-114, 13914 Tallinn, Estonia

Position                        Project Manager, UÜ Tavast

Work phone                   +37256 613783

Home phone                  +372 6366975

e-mail address     


Date of birth                   July 31, 1947


Educational History

1976-78    Post-graduate Scholarship, Institute of Cybernetics

1970        Graduated from Tallinn Polytechnical Institute (diploma engineer in electrical engineering)


Work Experience

2002-                Project Manager, UÜ Tavast

1984-02             Research scientist, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn Technical University

1990-02             Freelance translating

1979-84                           Junior research scientist, Institute of Cybernetics

1972-79             Senior engineer-programmer, Institute of Cybernetics

1970-72                         In the army

1968-70             Part-time engineer, Institute of Cybernetics


Research Interests

Graph theory

Kirchhoff networks

Intelligent manufacturing systems


Special Interests

Estonian terminology for:
-     computers and IT applications

-          graph theory

-          UML
-     phaleristics


Language Skills

Target language – Estonian

Source languages – English, Russian (primary); German, Finnish (secondary)


Translation Experience

Software manuals (Office, Linux, Agresso etc.)

Technical texts (standards, references etc.)

Patents (communication systems, bioengineering etc.)

Catalogues (lighting engineering etc.)

Documentation of many large enterprises (Microsoft, Motorola, Oracle, Osram, ICL, Siemens etc.)

No experience as an interpreter


Fields of Specialization


Information Technology



Text examples

Graph Theory Glossary
UML Dictionary


PC, Windows XP

Office XP


No translator workbenches but a little experience with TRADOS



~0.05 EUR ($0.05) per word or

~15 EUR ($15) per page (1800 characters with spaces)


Date: May 12, 2003