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ERIC Number: ED112638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Development of German-English Machine Translation System. Final Technical Report.
Lehmann, Winfred P.; Stachowitz, Rolf A.
This report describes work on a pilot system for a fully automatic, high-quality translation of German scientific and technical text into English and gives the results of an experiment designed to show the system's capability to produce quality mechanical translation. The areas considered were: (1) grammar formalism, mainly involving the addition of features to permit the generation of multiple translations for an imput sentence, (2) programming, consisting of completing the main components of the linguistic research system which is a generalized programming system for the mechanical translation of arbitrary languages, (3) linguistic description, concentrating on the coverage of the German surface syntax, a complete description of German and English standard grammar and syntactic choice grammar rules, and (4) lexicographic description. The characteristics of the system are: (1) the translation process is completely autonomous without human pre-analyses and/or pre-editing, (2) the output reflects quality features normally associated with a competent human translation, (3) the translation process is bidirectional, (4) the programs are language independent, and (5) the system is machine independent with respect to the programming language. (Author/TL)
Descriptors: Ambiguity, Computational Linguistics, Computer Programs, Contrastive Linguistics, Deep Structure, Descriptive Linguistics, English, Generative Grammar, German, Idioms, Machine Translation, Programing, Pronouns, Sciences, Semantics, Sentence Structure, Structural Analysis, Surface Structure, Syntax, Technical Writing, Transformational Generative Grammar, Translation
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (AD-A008 525/8GA, MF $2.25, PC $5.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss AFB, NY.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Linguistics Research Center.