Paper: Machine Translation: The Languages Network (Versus The Intermediate Language)

ACL ID C88-2115
Title Machine Translation: The Languages Network (Versus The Intermediate Language)
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors
  • P. C. Rolf (University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen The Netherlands)

Jonathan Slocmn /Slocum, 1985/ divides MT techniques from a linguistic point of view into three two-way perspectives which are not quite disjunct: "direct versus indirect; interlingua versus trans- fer; and local versus global scope.". in this paper we present a research paradigm which, in fact, does not exactly match any of these perspectives: The Languages Network. In this paradigm each pair of languages will he treated as within a transfer application hut with tbe characteristics of indirect trans- lation: analysis of the source language and synthesis of the target language are not totally dependent on each other. The proees must be split up into a large number of pieces which can be connected into a huge network performing MT from and into sev- eral languages. hnplementations of this p...