When is a Translation not a Translation?
by Martin Kay
Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 16:30pm - Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 18:00pm
room B17, Computational Science and Engineering Building, Johns Hopkins University
A translation is generally taken to be a text that expresses the same meaning as another text in a different language. But the products of the best translators reflects a different, if more illusive, goal. I will seek a somewhat more adequate characterization of translation as it is actually practiced and discuss its consequences for machine translation.