8 dan jurafsky the history of mt pessimism 19591960

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Unformatted text preview: T 1955 ­65 lots of labs take up MT [email protected]://www.hutchinsweb.me.uk/PPF ­TOC.htm Dan Jurafsky 1949 Weaver memorandum • [email protected]://www.mt ­archive.info/Weaver ­1949.pdf •  “There are certain invariant proper1es which are… common to all languages” •  ‘When I look at an ar1cle in Russian, I say "This is really [email protected] in English, but it has been coded in some strange symbols. I will now proceed to decode.”’ •  “[If] one can see… N words on either side, then, if N is large enough, one can unambiguously decide the meaning of the central word.” 8 Dan Jurafsky The History of MT: Pessimism •  1959/1960 •  Yehoshua Bar ­Hillel “Report on the state of MT in US and GB” •  FAHQ MT too hard because we would have to encode all of human knowledge •  Instead we should work on computer tools for human translators Dan Jurafsky The claim that fully automa-c high quality MT is impossible...
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