LINGUIST List 14.2202

Wed Aug 20 2003

Media: AP Article on Machine Translation

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  1. Karen Chung, AP: Machine translation

Message 1: AP: Machine translation

Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 08:30:55 +0800
From: Karen Chung <>
Subject: AP: Machine translation

 There's an article from the AP, posted on the site, on an
award-winning English-Vietnamese translation device:

Software Translates Restaurant Orders Aug 18, 10:55 AM (ET)
By Jean Ortiz

 Some sample paragraphs:

 Life is much easier for Lam, now that her 23-year-old son, Tu
Nguyen, developed the software that enables her to understand the
needs of her English-speaking customers in her native language.
 Nguyen, who enters his senior year at the University of Nebraska
at Omaha this fall, developed what he calls the Intelligent Pocket
Order Delivering System. It allows waiters to take orders on a
wireless pocket computer, then transmit them to the kitchen in a
different language.
 Not only has his invention bridged the language barrier in his
family's business, it also won him the $25,000 first prize in the
recent Imagine Cup competition sponsored by Microsoft.

 The URL:

 Visit very soon - the link will probably expire within 24 hours.

 The link and an intro to this article were posted in the August
19, 2003 issue of NewsScan Daily

 Karen Steffen Chung

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