Paper: Transfer In A Multilingual MT System

ACL ID P84-1099
Title Transfer In A Multilingual MT System
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1984

In the context of transferbased MT systems, the nature of the intermediate represenations, and particularly their 'depth', is an important question. This paper explores the notions of 'independence of languages' and 'simple trans- fer', and provides some principles that may enable linguists to study this problem in a systematic way. I. Background This paper is relevant for a class of MT systems with the following characteristics: (i) The translation process is broken down into three stages: source text analysis, transfer, and target text synthesis. (ii) The text that serves as unit of translation is at least a sentence. (iii) The system is multilingual, at least in principle. These characteristics are not uncommon; however, Eurotra may be the only project in the world that applies (iii) no...