Machine Translation

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 61–80 | Cite as

Machine assisted translation from English to a Slavic language

What linguistics and programming methodologies can do for it
  • Petr Strossa


The paper discusses a methodology of machine assisted translation (MAT) as an alternative to fully automatic MT. A prototype MAT system is described, which is an integration of a ‘dictionary database system’ and a text editor. The functional requests for such a system from the linguistic point of view and some general problems of designing and implementing such systems are presented. Special attention is given to language-dependence, and to the problem of completeness and efficiency of the linguistic data representation for a very simple system. A statistic analysis of English inflexion and word derivation patterns is presented.

Key words

Czech dictionary databases efficiency English lemmatization (stemming) rules machine assisted translation Slavic languages 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Petr Strossa
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  1. 1.Department of Information & Knowledge Engineering, Faculty of Informatics & StatisticsPrague University of EconomicsPragueCzech Republic

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