Accession Number : AD0775160

Title :   Machine-Aided Editing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 72-30 Jun 73,


Personal Author(s) : Toma,Peter P. ; Carlson,Jerry A. ; Stoughton,David R. ; Ryan,Joann P.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 161

Abstract : The three main parts of this report deal with developing post-editing aids for SYSTRAN output. The first describes the implementation of a computer-aided post-editing system which allows the editor to display simultaneously on a CRT a Russian input sentence and the corresponding English output, plus some context. The editor can perform such functions as deletions, insertions, rearrangements, etc., via simple key-board operations. Several specific recommendations are given for optimization of this system. The second discusses how editing functions might best be carried out on video editing terminals in conjunction with a computerized typesetting system. Various criteria for choosing a typesetter are considered. The investigator concludes that a Photon Pacesetter Mark II would best serve the future needs of the Technical Translation Division at Wright-Patterson AFB. The third discusses the feasibility of automatically flagging SYSTRAN output through application of English 'well-formedness criteria.' Included is a survey of the distribution in English of adnominal genitive constructions, compound nouns, and possessive-noun plus noun constructions and an illustration of how the findings of this survey might be applied to improve the English output of Russian adnominal genitive structures. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Machine translation, *Editing, *Computer applications, *Russian language, Feasibility studies, Display systems, Man machine systems

Subject Categories : Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE