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Machine language translation

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About fifteen years of intentional research in the field of machine language translation have led to the following conclusion [52]: About four automatic translation methods (Russian-English) are operational1. However, the readability of the translations is mediocre to poor; Its quality allows the expert to recognize the content of the original, but it takes twice to four times the time for a stylistically impeccable text to read it. Despite intensive advertising for the processes, there does not seem to be a need to an extent that would justify their use in economic terms. It seems pointless to develop methods of this type for the translation of other language pairs into one another. A significant improvement in fully automatic translation processes is only possible if new findings from linguistic research are applied. Even then it seems questionable whether the extra-linguistic knowledge that a human translator uses does not give him a head start over the machine that cannot be obtained.

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