Paper: Machine Translation: Its History Current Status And Future Prospects

ACL ID P84-1116
Title Machine Translation: Its History Current Status And Future Prospects
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1984
Authors

Elements ot the history, state of the art, and probable future of Machine Translation (MT) are discussed. The treatment is largely tutorial, based on the assumption that this audience is, for the most part, ignorant of matters pertaining to translation in general, and MT in particular. The paper covers some of the major MT R&D groups, the general techniques they employ(ed), and the roles they play(ed) in the development of the field. The conclusions concern the seeming permanence of the translation problem, and potential re-integration of MT with mainstream Computational Linguistics.