ERIC Number: ED317028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Origine et developpement des industries de la langue (Origin and Development of Language Utilities). Publication K-8.
The evolution of "language utilities," a concept confined largely to the francophone world and relating to the uses of language in computer science and the use of computer science for languages, is chronicled. The language utilities are of three types: (1) tools for language development, primarily dictionary databases and related tools; (2) tools for understanding language and for translating; and (3) text-generating and -manipulating tools. The report examines the appearance of the concept of language utilities and its definitions. A typology of activities within the language utilities is presented and four areas of activity are examined more closely: computerized and computer-assisted translation; terminology banks; treatment of natural languages; and treatment of speech. Additional materials included in the report are a list of terms, glossary, index of related terminology, a source code index, and a 182-item bibliography. (MSE)
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science, Foreign Countries, French, Language Processing, Language Role, Lexicology, Machine Translation, Speech Communication
International Center for Research on Bilingualism, Par Casault-Universite Laval, Quebec GIK 7P4, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.