Dilemma is intended to enhance quality and increase productivity of expert human translators by presenting to the writer relevant lexical information mechanically extracted from comparable existing translations, thus replacing - or compensating for the absence of - a lexicographer and stand-by terminologist rather than the translator. Using statistics and… (More)
A Need and a Tool?  Linguistics is necessary for the design of future computer-based information retrieval systems. This is a strong claim. Not surprisingly, several documentalists take offense when linguists propose it. They find that the present design: of retrieval systems is not fundamentally deficient and needs polishing rather than remaking, and/or… (More)
On some occasions during Coling conferences we should raise our gaze from the hows of our trade to regard the whys and whynots. Ever since the first Coling was arranged and the term computational linguistics was coined, our undertaking has had two faces: research, where computation is used for better understanding of language, and application, where… (More)
Dilemma is a tool built to aid human translators in achieving higher productivity and better quality, by presenting lexical information which is automatically extracted from previous translations. The design decisions have been based on analyses of the human translation process. We present the ideas behind the tool, and outline the functionality. The system… (More)
Coling's existence can today be measured in (reasonable fractions of) centuries. After twelve well-renowned international conferences arranged by the International Committee for Computational Linguistics and after an increasing number of publications and local meetings dedicated to the topic one might assume that all of us who care would by now know exactly… (More)
A method is proposed for storing a finite vocabulary in a manner which makes it convenient to recognize words and substrings of words. The representation, which can be generated automatically from a list of words or from given representations of other sets by means of which the vocabulary has been defined through set or string operations, has the form of a… (More)
We introduce a generalization of oategorial grammar extending its descriptive power~ and a simple model of oatego-rial gram.at parser. ~oth tools 08/% be adjusted to particular strata of languages via restricting gralmnatieal or computational complexity'.