Paper: Machine Translation Linguistics And Interlingua

ACL ID E87-1018
Title Machine Translation Linguistics And Interlingua
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987

An adequate, complete, and economical linguistic theory is necessary for MT and the question is whether a consistent use of the often unduly neglected dependency syntax, including a systematic description of topic and focus, cannot serve as a re- liable base for the grammar of an inter- lingua, or of a set of interrelated inter- face structures. i. As Slocum (198~)convinc~ly shows, the attitude towards translation in general, and therefore also towards automatic trans- lation in the U.S.A. never has been based on urgent wide-spread needs of translating technical texts, and mostly has not been connected with broad interest in theoreti- cal background. Outside the U.S.A., with the exception of G.E.T.A., Grenoble, the research had the character of scattered projects carried out by relatively ...