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Title Early years in machine translation : memoirs and biographies of pioneers / edited by W. John Hutchins
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 2000


Description 1 online resource (xii, 400 pages) : illustrations
Series Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series III, Studies in the history of the language sciences, 0304-0720 ; v. 97
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series III, Studies in the history of the language sciences ; v. 97. 0304-0720
Contents Acknowledgements, Cyrillic transliteration -- The first decades of machine translation: overview, chronology, sources / John Hutchins -- Warren Weaver and the launching of MT: brief biographical note / John Hutchins -- Erwin Reifler and machine translation at the University of Washington / Lew R. Micklesen -- Early research at M.I.T.: in search of adequate theory / Victor H. Yngve -- Machine translation at Harvard / Anthony G. Oettinger -- The Georgetown project and Leon Dostert: recollections of a young assistant / Muriel Vasconcellos -- Is FAHQ(M)T possible? Memories of Paul L. Garvin and other MT colleagues / Christine A. Montgomery -- The early days of GAT-SLC / Michael Zarechnak -- Machine translation: just a question of finding the right programming language? / Antony F.R. Brown -- From Serna to Systran / Peter Toma -- My early years in machine translation / Winfred P. Lehmann -- David G. Hays / Martin Kay -- Gilbert W. King and the USAF Translator / John Hutchins -- Translation and the structure of language / Sydney M. Lamb -- Pioneering MT in the Soviet Union / Olga S. Kulagina -- Machine translation and formal linguistics in the USSR / Igor A. Mel'cuk -- My memoirs of MT in the Soviet Union / Tat'jana N. Molosnaja -- MT in the former USSR and in the Newly Independent States (NIS): pre-history, Romantic era, prosaic time / Raimund G. Piotrovskij -- Machine translation: early years in the USSR / Jurij N. Marcuk -- The beginnings of MT / Andrew D. Booth, Kathleen H.V. Booth
Summary Machine translation (MT) was one of the first non-numerical applications of the computer in the 1950s and 1960s. With limited equipment and programming tools, researchers from a wide range of disciplines (electronics, linguistics, mathematics, engineering, etc.) tackled the unknown problems of language analysis and processing, investigated original and innovative methods and techniques, and laid the foundations not just of current MT systems and computerized tools for translators but also of natural language processing in general. This volume contains contributions by or about the major MT pio
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Machine translating -- History
Translators -- Biography
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Translating & Interpreting.
Machine translating
Maschinelle √úbersetzung
Automatisch vertalen.
Langages de programmation -- Biographies.
Linguistique -- Informatique -- Biographies.
Traduction automatique.
Traducteurs -- Biographies.
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Hutchins, W. John (William John), 1939-
LC no. 00062138
ISBN 9789027283719