Ian D. K. Kelly

Computational Linguistics

Wouldn't it ne nice if computers could understand us when we talk? Wouldn't it make for a better man/machine interface if computers could construct sentences, and talk back to us? Wouldn't it be useful is computers could be used to translate between human languages?

All of these are questions which impinge upon Computational Linguistics. We often call human languages "Natural Languages". Computational Linguistics is about using Computers to deal with Natural Languages.
To do this we have to:

Using computers to translate (Machine Translation or MT) has been the subject of a great deal of research, and there are numerous systems that perform this task to a better or worse degree.

I can give you advice on MT. Just contact me ...

Goshawke, W., Kelly, I.D.K., Wigg, J.D., "Computer Translation of Natural Language" Sigma Press 1987, ISBN 1-85058-056-1
Kelly, I.D.K. (Ed.), "Progress in Machine Translation", Sigma Press, 1989, ISBN 1-85058-056-8
Kelly, I.D.K., "Translation by Computer of Open Ended Responses" in Natural Language Translation Specialist Group Newsletter, 1981, British Computer Society.

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