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[Mechanical Translation and Computational Linguistics, vol.11, nos.1 and 2, March and June 1968] Is the Generally Accepted Strategy of Machine-Translation Research Optimal?*

By A. Ljudskanov and Bulgarian Academy Of Sciences


This paper first presents a theoretical interpretation of the translation process. It then analyzes existing machine-translation research strategies and points out that some of the generally accepted principles of these strategies are not optimal. Finally, an alternative strategy is proposed, based on the author's theoretical position and research results. The possibility of achieving independent high-quality machine translation (be it only the translation of scientific and technical literature, to say nothing of fiction and poetry) has always been the object of animated discussions. Even today, after fifteen years of hard work in both the Old and New World, this possibility is called in question by some authors who feel it impossible to realize this goal either in general or at least in the foreseeable future. These authors, in upholding the impossibility o

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