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Tue 22 Oct 1991

FYI: Spanish MT; Prolog Course

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  1. Joseba Abaitua, Spanish MT
  2. , Prolog Course Available

Message 1: Spanish MT

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 91 10:09:48 GMT
From: Joseba Abaitua <>
Subject: Spanish MT
There are at least the following MT projects in Spain
that involve Spanish as source or target language:
 Contact person: Luis de Sopen~a <LUISEMDCCI11.BITNET>
- Siemmens-Nixdorf METAL
 Contact person: Juan Alberto Alonso <>
- Fujitsu ATLAS
 Contact person: Jorge Vivaldi <>
 		Sabino Arana 34, 2
		E-08028 Barcelona
- Universidad de Barcelona EUROTRA <>
 Contact person: Nuria Bel
		Avda. Vallvidrera, 25-27
		E-08017 Barcelona
Most famous and veteran systems in USA are the SPANAN (Sp->En) and
ENGSPAN (En->Sp), developed by the Panamerican Helth Organization.
SYSTRAN, in Europe accesible via Minitel, also offers Spanish as either
source or target language.
Commercial MT or CAT systems that include Spanish are:
On another scale, and also running on PCs are:
PC-Translator (Linguistic Products), Translate (Finalsoft Corp.),
Toltran (Toltran Ltd.).
I hope this may help you,
Best wishes,
Joseba Abaitua <>
		Universidad de Deusto
		Apartado 1
		E-48080 Bilbao
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Message 2: Prolog Course Available

Date: Tue, 15 Oct 91 12:34:51 CET
From: <>
Subject: Prolog Course Available
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