Presentation on theme: "A Micro-Primer for Law Librarians on Machine Translation By Don Ford FCIL Librarian University of Iowa College of Law Program G-5 AALL 2013, Seattle, Washington."— Presentation transcript:
A Micro-Primer for Law Librarians on Machine Translation By Don Ford FCIL Librarian University of Iowa College of Law Program G-5 AALL 2013, Seattle, Washington PAC-Rim Legal Values Moderator: Don Ford Speakers: Rob Britt, Tom Kimbrough, Jootaek Juice Lee, Sergio Stone, Roy Sturgeon
Translation Translating/translation: written rendition of a document or recording from one language into another language. High level of accuracy required. Sufficient time or staffing available for translator(s) to consult multiple resources to ensure precision.
Translation Insight from a former director of the Munich Sprachen & Dolmetscher Institute Privy Councilor Gautier was justified in taking the position that translations into a foreign language are best made by those people with a natives command of that [target] language. [Translation by Don Ford]
Basic translation principles include: Lexical analysis (defining) – Auswirkung: effect, impact, ramification Morphological analysis (parsing) – Auswirkung, Auswirkungen Syntactic analysis (defining in context) – effects versus impacts versus ramifications Cultural analysis (enculturating) – Zivilisation versus Kultur
Machine Translation (MT) Examples of Commercial Vendors Asian Companies – Asia Online – CCID – East Linden – Kodensha – Fujitsu – Toshiba – Precision Translation Tools European Companies – Pangeanic – Applied Language Solutions
Machine Translation (MT) Systran Yahoo Babel Fish (powered by Systran) Yahoo Babel Fish Systran Prompt Translator Google Language Tools Google Toolbar Tab Microsoft Translator (Bing Translator)
Der O.-J.-Simpson-Prozess: das strafprozessuale Vorverfahren und dessen Auswirkungen in rechtsvergleichender Darstellung Fords translation using print and limited online resources: Title: The O.J. Simpson Trial: the criminal pre-trial proceedings and their implications in a comparative law presentation
MERCOSUR : la protección de los datos personales : privacidad versus derecho a la información, régimen legal en el MERCOSUR y en la Unión Europea, hábeas data MERCOSUR: protection of personal data: privacy versus the right to information, the legal framework of MERCOSUR and the European Union, habeas data.
MT for Asian Languages? Thankfully theres been tremendous progress achieved by Asian institutions in natural language processing recently. This has been made possible by the increased availability of funds[,] as well as a growing consensus that statistical data-driven technologies coupled with traditional linguistic methods are here to stayeven for Asian languages such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Maxim Khalilov, Machine Translation and AsianLanguages, 19 January 2012