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FLUP - Elena Zagar Galvão Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto INFORMÁTICA DE TRADUÇÃO FALL SEMESTER 2008 Lesson 22 16 December 2009 Teacher: Elena.

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1 FLUP - Elena Zagar Galvão Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto INFORMÁTICA DE TRADUÇÃO FALL SEMESTER 2008 Lesson December 2009 Teacher: Elena Zagar Galvão Webpage: web.letras.up.pt/egalvao

2 FLUP - Elena Zagar Galvão A quick introduction to Machine Translation (MT)

3 FLUP - Elena Zagar Galvão MT and computational linguistics Computational linguistics  Computational linguistics  MT: sub-field of computational linguistics that investigates the use of computer software to translate text or speech from one natural language to another. (Wikipedia) MT: sub-field of computational linguistics that investigates the use of computer software to translate text or speech from one natural language to another. (Wikipedia)

4 FLUP - Elena Zagar Galvão Brief history Arnold et al. Machine Translation, An Introductory Guide, Manchester & Oxford, NCC Blackwell, 1994, p. 15

5 FLUP - Elena Zagar Galvão Intro and overview See Arnod et alii : book/HTML/node3.html See Arnod et alii : book/HTML/node3.html book/HTML/node3.html book/HTML/node3.html book/HTML/node6.html#SECTION (Some popular misconceptions and Some facts) book/HTML/node6.html#SECTION (Some popular misconceptions and Some facts) book/HTML/node6.html#SECTION Some popular misconceptionsSome facts book/HTML/node6.html#SECTION Some popular misconceptionsSome facts

6 FLUP - Elena Zagar Galvão Question Why doesn’t MT work better? OR “Why can’t a computer translate more like a person?” Melby, Alan K. 1995: )

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9 Bibliography Frank Austermühl’s chapter on MT (in our book) Frank Austermühl’s chapter on MT (in our book) Arnold, D. et al. Machine Translation – An Introductory Guide. Blackwell. Oxford Arnold, D. et al. Machine Translation – An Introductory Guide. Blackwell. Oxford Austermühl, F. Electronic tools for Translators. Manchester/Northampton: St Jerome Publishing (chapter 10) (available at FLUP’s Library) Austermühl, F. Electronic tools for Translators. Manchester/Northampton: St Jerome Publishing (chapter 10) (available at FLUP’s Library) Melby, A. “Why can’t a computer translate more like a person?” The 1995 Barker Lecture at Melby, A. “Why can’t a computer translate more like a person?” The 1995 Barker Lecture at Melby, A. The Possibility of Language: a Discussion of the Nature of Language, with implications for Human and Machine Translation. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Pub.Co (available at FLUP’s Library) Melby, A. The Possibility of Language: a Discussion of the Nature of Language, with implications for Human and Machine Translation. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Pub.Co (available at FLUP’s Library) Wikipedia Wikipedia Wikipedia


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