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Transcript of MACHINE TRANSLATION
Machine translation will not fully replace human translators,but they can already speed up facilitate the translators
KEJIE HU¬&YANAN WANG
is a sub-field of computational linguistics that investigates the use of software to translate text or speech from one natural language to another.
WHAT IS MACHINE TRANSLATION?
1949-1965 MT Research Begin
1965-1995 MT GOES TO WORK
1996-2013 MT HITS THE WEB
Combine machine translation with human's brain
favors short, simple sentences, with the use of coordinating rather than subordinating conjunctions(so,then, although,ect.)
Yehosha Bar-Hillel first reserach MIT
a public demonstration of its system
pop up in Japan and Russia
the first MT conference
the Association for Machine Translation and Computational Linguistics
the National Academy of Sciences
the French Textile Institute
Brigham Young University automated translation
Xerox translate technical manuals
Various MT companies (Trados)
The first commercial MT system Kharkov State University
Syzran small text
a text/SMS translation service for mobiles
a mobile phone with built-in speech-to-speech translation
English vs Chinese
emphasizes on the structure,prefer use subordinating conjunctions
ENG:two breads CHN:two pieces of bread
English vs Spanish
¿Porqué dices eso? MT: Why you say this?
Why do you say that?
direct/indirect se lo doy MT:I give
I give him that/I give that to him
vivo en este calle/vivo en Madrid MT I live in this street/I live in Madrid
live at this street/I live in Madrid
East wind or West wind?
Ode to west wind
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?