Accession Number:

AD0271640

Title:

TRANSLATION STUDY

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Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

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Report Date:

1961-08-28

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Means of evaluating certain facets of the mechanical translation process were developed. These qualitative evaluation techniques are not completely general, but allow a measure of evaluation which is valid and reflects the over-all translation quality of mechanical translations in their current state. The experimental work was performed using an IBM 709 digital computer. A quality measure of a mechanical translation process is possible and feasible by mechanized means. Through comparison of the untranslated text with the translation output, the kernel analysis provides, in a single figure of merit, a measure of readability, grammatical reliability, and completeness of translation lexicon. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE