Accessing Foreign Languages with Compass

  title={Accessing Foreign Languages with Compass},
  author={Elisabeth Breidt and Helmut Feldweg},
  journal={Machine Translation},
This paper presents an approach to avoiding translation by utilising a context-sensitive dictionary look-up system to assist in the comprehension of on-line texts in foreign languages. The system employs state-of-the-art finite-state technology for the context analysis and uses converted bilingual printed dictionaries as its primary resource of lexical information. The printed dictionaries have been opened up for the system by analysing the dictionary structure and parsing the type-setting… CONTINUE READING
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