This Report on the state of machine translation in the United States and Great Britain is by Yehoshua Bar Hillel of the Hebrew University.
Date : 15th February 1959
Technical Report No. 1
Jerusalem, Israel 15 February 1959
The report was prepared for the United States office of Navel Research information systems branch, under contract No. NONR-2578(00). N.R. 049-130.
Machine translation, sometimes referred to by the abbreviation MT, is a sub-field of computational linguistics that investigates the use of computer software to translate text or speech from one natural language to another. At its basic level, MT performs simple substitution of words in one natural language for words in another. Using corpus techniques, more complex translations may be attempted, allowing for better handling of differences in linguistic typology, phrase recognition, and translation of idioms, as well as the isolation of anomalies.
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