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The first public demonstration of machine translation : the Georgetown-IBM system , 7 th January 1954

  title={The first public demonstration of machine translation : the Georgetown-IBM system , 7 th January 1954},
  author={John Hutchins},
The public demonstration of a Russian-English machine translation system in New York in January 1954 – a collaboration of IBM and Georgetown University – caused a great deal of public interest and much controversy. Although a small-scale experiment of just 250 words and six ‘grammar’ rules it raised expectations of automatic systems capable of high quality translation in the near future. This paper describes the background motivations, the linguistic methods, and the computational techniques of… 

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