Paper: A System For Translating Locative Prepositions From English Into French

ACL ID P91-1020
Title A System For Translating Locative Prepositions From English Into French
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1991
Authors

Machine translation of locative prepositions is not straightforward, even between closely re- lated languages. This paper discusses a sys- tem of translation of locative prepositions be- tween English and French. The system is based on the premises that English and French do not always conceptualize objects in the same way, and that this accounts for the major differences in the ways that locative preposi- tions are used in these languages. This paper introduces knowledge representations of con- ceptualizations of objects, and a method for translating prepositions based on these con- ceptual representations.