Paper: Machine Transcoding

ACL ID C69-6211
Title Machine Transcoding
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1969

'~4achine Transcoding" There are grounds for questioning whether translation done by computer should resemble closely, either in process or in product, translation done manual- ly. Several workers in machine translation have proposed radical departures from the naively adopted goal of simulating manual translation mechanically. Because they saw a similarity between their mechanically feasible output and the pidgin languages that have arisen naturally in some parts of the world, they dubbed their proposals 'pidgin translation'. This paper explores a more rigorous approach, which may be described as follows: texts in one language are encoded into words and other morphs taken from a second language, but this is done without disturbing the syntax of the source language. The term 'transcoding' ...