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When is a Translation not a Translation?

Speaker: Martin Kay

Start: Tuesday, February 03, 2009, 04:30PM

End: Tuesday, February 03, 2009, 06:00PM

Location: room B17, Computational Science and Engineering Building, Johns Hopkins University

Abstract: 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.

Tags: natural language processing