Accession Number : AD0776813

Title :   Development of Chinese-English Machine Translation System.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Sep 70-30 Dec 72,


Personal Author(s) : Wang,William S-Y ; Chan,Stephen W.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : The report documents progress and results of a 2-1/3 year effort to further develop the prototype Chinese-English Machine Translation System. Additional rules were incorporated into the existing grammer for Chinese analysis and interlingual transfer, with emphasis on the latter. CHIDIC was updated and revised. Approximately 16,000 new entries were added to CHIDIC, bringing the total available entries to over 73,000. Linguistic work on a random access dictionary incorporating feature notation was carried out. A new design for the translation system was initiated and partially programmed for conversion of the current system from a CDC 6400 version into an IBM version. Better control of the parsing process was achieved by improving the segmentation procedures during input, and by addition of more revealing diagnostic printouts as steps toward reduction of spurious ambiguities. The Model 600D Chinese Teleprinter System was used for the first time to prepare large batches of texts for input. A total of 307 pages of machine readable texts, comprising 300,000 characters were prepared during this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Machine translation, *Chinese language, *Computational linguistics, *English language, Syntax, Grammars, Computer programming, Dictionaries

Subject Categories : Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE