Paper: Investigating The Possibility Of A Microprocessor-Based Machine Translation System

ACL ID A83-1026
Title Investigating The Possibility Of A Microprocessor-Based Machine Translation System
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1983
Authors

This paper describes an on-goin~ research project being carried out by staff and students ac the Centre for Computational Linguistics co examine the feasibility of Hachine Translation (~T) in a microprocessor environment. The system incorporates as far as ~ossihle ~eacures of large- scale HT systems ~hac have proved desirable or effective: it is mutCilinRual, algorithms and da~a are strictly separated, and the system is hi=hly modular. Problems of terminological polysemy and syntactic complexity are reduced via the notions of controlled vocabulary and restricted syntax. ~iven these constraints, iE seems feasible Co achieve transtacion via an 'interttngua', avoidin~ any language-pair oriented 'transfer' scare. The paper concentrates on a description of the separate modules in the transla~io...