Special topics in machine translation

by John Hutchins


MT and translators

Translation technology and the translator. ITI Conference 11. Proceedings [of] International conference, exhibition & AGM, 8-10 May 1997. Compiled by Catherine Greensmith & Marilyn Vandamme. (London: Institute of Translation & Interpreting, 1997), 113-120. Also in: Machine Translation Review, issue no.7 (April 1998), 7-14 [PDF, 103KB]

Computer-based translation tools, terminology and documentation in the organizational workflow: a report from recent EAMT workshops. Proceedings of the International Conference on Professional Communication and Knowledge Transfer, Vienna, 24-26 August 1998, vol.II: 4th Infoterm Symposium: Terminology work and knowledge transfer Best practice in terminlogy management and terminography. (Vienna: TermNet, 1998), 255-268. [PDF, 133KB]

Machine translation and human translation: in competition or in complementation? International Journal of Translation, vol.13, no.1-2, Jan-Dec 2001, pp. 5-20. Special theme issue on machine translation, [editor] Michael S. Blekhman. Also: Machine translation theory & practice, edited by Michael S. Blekhman. New Delhi: Bahri Publications, 2001. (BP Series in Translation Studies 8). [PDF, 113KB]

Example-based MT

Towards a definition of example-based machine translation. In: MT Summit X, Phuket, Thailand: Proceedings of Workshop on Example-Based Machine Translation, September 16, 2005; pp.63-70. [PDF, 170KB]

Example-based machine translation: a review and commentary. Machine Translation vol.19, 2005, 197-211. [A review of: Recent advances in example-based machine translation, ed. Michael carl and Andy Way (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2003)] [PDF, 184KB] The original publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com

Evaluation and certification

Evaluation of machine translation and translation tools. In: Survey of the state of the art in human language technology. Managing editors: Giovanni Battista Varile [and] Antonio Zampolli. Editorial board: Ronald A.Cole (editor in chief), Joseph Mariani, Hans Uszkoreit, Annie Zaenen, Victor Zue. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; [and] Pisa: Giardini Editori e Stampatori, 1997 [i.e. 1998], pp. 418-419. [First published by: National Science Foundation, Directorate XIII-E of the Commission of the European Communities, Center for Spoken Language Understanding, Oregon Graduate Institute. November 21, 1995. pp.486-487.] [PDF, 85KB]

IAMT Certification and defining translation system categories. Harvesting existing resources: Proceedings of the Fifth EAMT Workshop, 11-12 May 2000, Ljubljana, Slovenia. [PDF, 124KB]

Limitations of MT

Why computers do not translate better. In: Translating and the Computer 13: the theory and the practice of machine translation - a marriage of convenience? Papers presented at a conference jointly sponsored by Aslib, The Association for Information Management; Aslib Technical Translation Group; Institute of Translation and Interpreting, 18-19 November 1991, CBI Conference Centre, London WC1. London: Aslib, 1992. p.3-16. Reprinted in: Aslib Proceedings 44 (10), October 1992, p.351-359. [PDF, 151KB]

Translation: what computers can do. Sprog og Erhverv 3/92 (March 1992), p.4-8 [PDF, 109KB]

Online MT

(with Federico Garspari) Online and free! Ten years of online machine translation: origins, developments, current use and future prospects. MT Summit XI, Copenhagen, Denmark, 10-14 September 2007, Proceedings; pp.199-206. [PDF, 128KB]; PPT presentation [PDF, 149KB]

Future prospects

Towards a new vision for MT. Introductory speech at MT Summit VIII, Santiago de Compostela, 19 September 2001. [PDF, 106KB]

Retrospect and prospect in computer-based translation. In Machine Translation Summit VII, 13th-17th September 1999, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore. Proceedings of MT Summit VII "MT in the great translation era", 30-34. [Tokyo]: Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation, 1999. [PDF, 127KB]