Accession Number : ADP005724

Title :   Linguistic-Technical Aspects of Machine Translation (Aspects Linguistiques et Techniques de la Traduction Automatique),

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITAET DES SAARLANDES SAARBRUECKEN (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Zimmermann, Harald H.

Report Date : MAR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : To allow to compare computer aided translation (CAT) and machine translation (MT) systems, essential criteria and typical exponents of the various concepts are presented. Among the most important criteria of differentiation are the following: Translation of complete texts (including titles, abstracts) vs lexical aid for translation; All-round translation vs translation of specialized fields and texts; Bilingual translation vs multilingual translation; User-oriented vs administrator-oriented expansion of dictionaries and systems; and Portability. Included essential criteria for evaluation are: Quality of the raw (also called informative) translation - advantages / disadvantages as opposed to human translation; Embedding in a user environment (data bases, indexing and retrieval, word processing, electronic publishing; User friendliness; Costs of development and installation; and Running costs and effects of realization.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *MACHINE TRANSLATION, INDEXES, INFORMATION PROCESSING, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, LINGUISTICS, TEXT PROCESSING, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE