Questions tagged [machine-translation]

Issues related to translation of text or speech as done by computer programs. Can refer to the software, models, methodology, algorithms, performance, and theory of MT (machine translation), including issues in pre- and post-processing.

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Why don't you get back the original text when you use translation software to translate something into another language and then back into English?

I translated "How to use Web?" into some other language using machine translation, but after I translated the result back into English, it is not the same as the first text I put into the translator. ...
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Bar-Hillel's critique of machine translation 50 years later

More than fifty years ago, philosopher Yehoshua Bar-Hillel wrote wrote an influential paper about computerized translation entitled: A Demonstration of the Nonfeasibility of Fully Automatic High ...
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Network of Phonological Relationships

Does there exist a definitive network or database that maps the relationships between phonetic symbols? Similar to a word net, it would be a map representing the distance (or similarity) between ...
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How good is a round-trip translation as a machine translation quality evaluation technique?

I recently had a text translated into Icelandic. When I machine translate that human translation back to English, it came out as quite awkward English. However, when I machine translate the machine ...
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