Paper: On Knowledge-Based Machine Translation

ACL ID C86-1148
Title On Knowledge-Based Machine Translation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986
Authors

This paper describes the design of tile knowledge representation medium used for representing concepts and assertions, respectively, in a subworld chosen for a knowledge-based machine u'anslation system. This design is used in the TRANSLATOR machine translation project. The kuowledge representation language, or interlingua, has two components, DIL and TIL. DIL stands for 'dictionary of interlingua' and descibes tile semantics of a subworld. TIL stands for 'text of interlingua' and is responsible for producing an interlingua text, which represents tile meaning of an input text in tile terms of trte interlingua. We maintain that involved analysis of various types of linguistic and eucyclopaedic meaniug is necessary for the task of autx)matic translatiou. The mechanisms for extracting and nla...