Who is afraid of machine translation?
What is it about?
This article provides an unbiased, up-to-date, realistic view of what automatic translation can do.
Why is it important?
Machine translation (MT) or automatic translation is rarely discussed without bias. For some it is considered the arch nemesis of translators because it is believed that MT will be so good as to eliminate the need for human translators and interpreters. For others, MT is dismissed as a ridiculous, useless instrument that is merely an endless source of nonsensical "Googlish". Yet others see machine translation as the key solution to meet the growing demand for translations.
The following have contributed to this page: Prof. Dr. Peter A Schmitt