The MIND Translation System: A Study in Man-Machine Collaboration.

by Richard L. Bisbey, Martin Kay

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Describes a computer-based language translation system designed and built using the MIND (Management of Information through Natural Discourse) System. The translation technique is called Human-aided Translation and differs from conventional machine translation systems in that it does not require a bilingual editor in the translation process. Instead, the system relies on a monolingual consultant to resolve ambiguities in the translation process. The system is modular in design, extensible, and independent of source and target languages. An experimental version of the system, which translates a subset of English into either Korean or Spanish, is running at The Rand Corporation. 28 pp. Ref.

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