A Survey of Current Paradigms in Machine Translation

TitleA Survey of Current Paradigms in Machine Translation
Publication TypeBook Chapters
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsDorr BJ, Jordan PW, Benoit JW
EditorZelkowitz MV
Book TitleAdvances in Computers
VolumeVolume 49
Pagination1 - 68
ISBN Number0065-2458

This paper is a survey of the current machine translation research in the US, Europe and Japan. A short history of machine translation is presented first, followed by an overview of the current research work. Representative examples of a wide range of different approaches adopted by machine translation researchers are presented. These are described in detail along with a discussion of the practicalities of scaling up these approaches for operational environments. In support of this discussion, issues in, and techniques for, evaluating machine translation systems are addressed.