Winfield S. Bennett

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Austin is currently developing METAL, a fully-automatic high quality Machine Translation (MT) system. After outlining the history and status of the project, this paper discusses the system's projected application environment and briefly describes our general translation approach. After detailing the salient linguistic and computational techniques on which(More)
The authors examine aspect and the semantic classification of verbs, two areas of concern for natural language processing not often studied in the context of computational linguistics. A five-way aspectual classification system is defined on the basis of three aspectual features, making use of the concept of predicates as event structures. The aspectual(More)
If antenna factors are to be properly applied, then all power losses from the antenna to the receiver must be properly accounted for. This paper presents generally applicable mathematical characterizations of the antenna factor with which to properly account for all such losses. Examples are given for two different antennas, each having well-known physical(More)
Although there has been work on machine translation since the early 1950"s, it is only in the last few years that ~ systems have become capable of p~'oductng output and-where near the quality needed for widespread use. The LinguAe-tics Research Center (LRC) at the University of Texan at Aus-tin has developed a working machine translation system. METAL, the(More)
Market Realities The need for rapid localization of products is undoubtedly the major reason for the sudden and increasing interest in machine translation and related technology. In the past five years localization has evolved to the point where it is essential for all products sold outside the home country. Delays due to translation times were once(More)
The Linguistics Research Center (LRC) at the University of Texas at Austin is currently developing METAL, a fully-automatlc high quality machine translation system, for market introduction in 1985. This paper will describe the current stat~s of METAL, e~phasizing the results of the most recent post-edltors' evaluation, and will briefly indicate some future(More)
Semantics has been an issue in machine translation since the beginning of research in the field. Inherent in the issue are questions of the centrality of semantics to MT systems and of the form and extent for semantic components. This paper examines these questions in light of experiences in research, proposing that the standard views may need reassessment.(More)