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The possibility of language : a discussion of the nature of language, with implications for human and machine translation

Author: Alan K Melby; C Terry Warner
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©1995.
Series: Benjamins translation library, v. 14.
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This book is about the limits of machine translation. It is widely recognized that machine translation systems do much better on domain-specific controlled-language texts (domain texts for short) than on dynamic general-language texts (general texts for short). The authors explore this general - domain distinction and come to some uncommon conclusions about the nature of language. Domain language is claimed to be  Read more...
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Melby, Alan K.
Possibility of language.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©1995
(DLC) 95045373
(OCoLC)33335117
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan K Melby; C Terry Warner
ISBN: 9789027283573 9027283575
OCLC Number: 742367067
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 274 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Abbreviations; 2. Acknowledgments; 3. Foreword: Rapprochement and reconciliation (by Gaddis Rose, Marilyn); 4. Foreword: Languages and machines (by Hutchins, W. John); 5. Preface; 6. 1. Limits in search of a cause; 7. 2. Macine translation; 8. 3. The wall; 9. 4. Possibilities; 10. 5. Implications; 11. Appendix; 12. Endnotes; 13. Bibliography; 14. Glossary; 15. Subject index; 16. Author index
Series Title: Benjamins translation library, v. 14.
Responsibility: Alan K. Melby with C. Terry Warner.

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This text is part of a series that aims to stimulate academic research and training in translation studies, lexicography and terminology. Focusing on the nature of language, this edition focuses on  Read more...

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