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Machine Translation

The task of machine translation (MT) is to take input from a source language, and put out a translation in a target language.

Machine translation has not reached the point where it can be run as a batch and produce flawless translation. When run as a batch, there is generally a provision for post-editing by a human. Other approaches are interactive, and refer to the judgements of humans throughout the process of translation.

Some MT systems are only concerned with a single language pair, others are multilingual.


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The MT triangle


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Lexical transfer

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Structural transfer

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Moving toward interlingua

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Bilingual corpora

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