Machine Translation

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 265–278 | Cite as

Translator knowledge base for machine translation systems

  • Zenshiro Kawasaki
  • Fumiyuki Yamano
  • Noriyuki Yamasaki


This paper presents a new method for utilizing translator knowledge bases for machine translation systems. Translator knowledge to be stored and utilized consists of ‘translationally equivalent pattern pairs’: surface-level phrasal, clausal, and sentential correspondences between the source and target languages. This knowledge will be utilized to translate domain-specific idiomatic, nonstandard, or ungrammatical expressions. The proposed method has been implemented in an adaptive English to Japanese machine translation system, HICATS/EJ, as one of its customization facilities.


machine translation knowledge base expert system customization user dictionary translator HICATS/EJ 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zenshiro Kawasaki
    • 1
  • Fumiyuki Yamano
    • 1
  • Noriyuki Yamasaki
    • 2
  1. 1.Systems Development LaboratoryHitachi, Ltd.KawasakiJapan
  2. 2.Software WorksHitachi, Ltd.YokohamaJapan

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