MACHINE TRANSLATION AND LANGUAGE REFORM. FOREIGN DEVELOPMENTS IN MACHINE TRANSLATION AND INFORMA TION PROCESSING NO. 118,
JOINT PUBLICATIONS RESEARCH SERVICE WASHINGTON D C
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Difficulties encountered in machine translation of Chinese are discussed from the point-of-view that Chinese characters are not convenient for input output and that is no word boundary with the use of Chinese characters. The problems of tone marks and of similar forms similar sounds are also considered. The necessity of expanding the use of Mandarin and reducing altrnate readings of words is pointed out.