Paper: Fail-Soft (Emergency) Measures In A Production-Oriented MT System

ACL ID E87-1019
Title Fail-Soft (Emergency) Measures In A Production-Oriented MT System
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987

A system of fail-soft (emergency) meas- ures for a production-oriented MT system is discussed, stating first the specific purposes of such a system, and showing then, how these measures are being used in the system of English-to-Czech machine trans- lation as prepared by the group of mathe- matical linguistics at Charles University in Prague. i. In view of a production-oriented system of machine translation, under the present- -day conditions, one should keep in mind that the end-user expects to have at his disposal a complete text rather than an al- ternating sequence of ~sentence) segments and blanks. On the other hand, everyone who has ever made even a perfunctory look at the problems involved in MT would agree that there is no such thing as a "complete" MT system, neither in the dictio...