Accession Number : AD0737574

Title :   Feasibility Study on Fully Automatic High Quality Translation. Volume II.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 70-30 Jun 71,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN LINGUISTICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Lehmann,Winifred P. ; Stachowitz,Rolf

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 263

Abstract : The report presents the results of a theoretical inquiry into the feasibility of a fully automatic high quality translation (FAHQT), according to Bar-Hillel's definition of this term. The purpose of this inquiry consisted in determining the viability of the FAHQT concept in the light of previous and projected advances in linguistic theory and software/hardware capabilities. The corollary purpose was to determine whether this concept can be taken into consideration as a legitimate and justifiable objective of R and D. The effort was supported by 20 expert consultants from the various universities and research centers in the U.S.A. and abroad. Conclusions and recommendations are presented. Individual contributions of participants and consultants reflect a wide range of opinions concerning the prospects of FAHQT in intermediate and long range of R and D. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MACHINE TRANSLATION, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), SYNTAX, TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMARS, DICTIONARIES

Subject Categories : Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE