New PDF release: An Introduction to Machine Translation

By W. John Hutchins, Harold L. Somers

ISBN-10: 012362830X

ISBN-13: 9780123628305

The interpretation of overseas language texts through pcs was once one of many first initiatives that the pioneers of computing and synthetic intelligence set themselves. computing device translation is back turning into an immense box of study and improvement because the desire for translations of technical and advertisement documentation is transforming into well past the skill of the interpretation occupation. this is often the 1st textbook of desktop translation, delivering a whole path on either common laptop translation platforms features and the computational linguistic foundations of the sector. desktop Translation assumes no prior wisdom of the sector and gives the elemental history info to the linguistic and computational foundations of the topic. it's a useful textual content for college kids of computational linguistics, man made intelligence, normal language processing, and data technological know-how.

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For most MT systems, such problems are irrelevant, since they deal with written input and output. As such, the orthography (or spelling) is usually given a priori, though a system which was designed to deal with ill-formed input would need to know about orthotactics — what sequences of letters are legal in a given language — to be able to handle and correct misspellings. For example, English allows words to begin with the sequences spr-, spl-, str-, skr-, kl-, sl-, but not *stl-, *skl- or *sr-; the initial sequence zmrzl- is possible in Czech (zmrzlina ‘ice cream’) but not in English.

It can concentrate on political and geographical aspects: 12 Linguistic background problems of language spread and death, bilingualism, dialects and their status, national languages, standardization and normalization of technical terminology. Finally, and in the opinion of many the most central concern, it can concentrate on the 'nature' of language, on the underlying 'system' of language and languages. There is a long and successful tradition in Western linguistics that language systems can be studied in isolation in a worthwhile way.

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