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Computers in Translation : A Practical Appraisal - John Newton

Computers in Translation

A Practical Appraisal

By: John Newton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th July 2005
ISBN: 9780415054324
Number Of Pages: 260

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For forty years researchers have been attempting to develop systems that would emulate the human translation process. Because natural language makes this such a daunting challenge, machine translation has failed to penetrate the worldwide translation market to any appreciable extent. John Newton places machine translation in its true perspective and fully deals with its current limitations.
"Computers in Translation" is a comprehensive guide to the practical issues surrounding machine translation and computer-based translation tools. Translators, system designers, system operators, and researchers, present the facts about machine translation: its history, its successes, its limitations, and its potential. Three chapters deal with actual machine translation applications, discussing installations including the METEO system used in Canada to translate weather forecasts and weather reports, and the system used in the Foreign Technology Division of the U.S. Air Force. As a guide for non-specialists seeking to broaden theoretical knowledge of the practicalities of machine translation, it will be of particular interest to translators, technical authors, technical publications managers, and students and lecturers in language and linguistics.

Prefacep. xvi
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. xviii
Introduction and Overviewp. 1
The Story So Far: an Evaluation of Machine Translation in the World Todayp. 14
Bibliographyp. 30
Made to Measure Solutionsp. 33
The Perkins Experiencep. 46
Machine Translation in a High-Volume Translation Environmentp. 58
Esperanto as an Intermediate Language for Machine Translationp. 78
Limitations of Computers as Translation Toolsp. 96
Computerized Term Banks and Translationp. 131
The Translator Workstationp. 147
Bibliographyp. 165
Systran: It Obviously Works but How Much Can It Be Improved?p. 166
Current Research in Machine Translationp. 189
Bibliographyp. 208
Glossary of Termsp. 222
Indexp. 228
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ISBN: 9780415054324
ISBN-10: 041505432X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 16th July 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1