LINGUIST List 7.810

Sun Jun 2 1996

Sum: machine translation

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  1. XU LUOMAI, Summary, machine translation

Message 1: Summary, machine translation

Date: Sun, 02 Jun 1996 08:38:37 +0800
From: XU LUOMAI <>
Subject: Summary, machine translation
About 2 weeks ago, I posted a request for web sites from where references
about the application of neural networks in the field of machine translation
can be found. I received some helpful information from the following people:

R*mi Zajac
Chris Brockett
Marie-Louise Hannan
Tim Pulju

and I would like to express my sincere thanks to them here. I have
downloaded the 3rd and the 8th chapters of the book *Survey of the State of
the Art of Human Language Technology", and found excellent references for
both chapters.

1. From: Remi Zajac <>
>CMU has a strong group on NLP and neural nets. For example, you can
>look at:
>| R*mi Zajac
>| Project Manager Tel. +1-505-646-5782
>| Computing Research Laboratory Fax. +1-505-646-6218
>| New Mexico State University
>| Box 30001 / Dept. 3CRL
>| Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

2. From: (Chris Brockett)
>Perhaps following may be helpful to you. I found it on the
>Chris Brockett
>From: (James A Hammerton)
>Subject: Connectionist NLP and representations bibliography
>Date: 13 May 1996 14:24:54 GMT
>Organization: School of Computer Science, The University of Birmingham, U.K.
>Lines: 18
>Message-ID: <4n7gnm$>
>X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.1 PL8]
>Just a remindeer that I have a bibliography on Connectionist NLP and
>Connectionist representation techniques available in bibtex,
>postscript and plain ascii formats from my WWW pages (see my .sig
>below). Since I first made it available last year it has grown to 375
>entries. It is updated periodically as I collect more references for
>my work. It is worth checking every few months or so. I hope you find
>it useful.
> James Hammerton, PhD Student, School of Computer Science,
> University of Birmingham | Email:
> WWW Home Page:
>Connectionist NLP WWW Page:

3. From: (M.-L. Hannan [TAO])
>In response to your query concerning machine translation using neural
>networks, I am forwarding the following announcement to you. The book
>is in electronic form and is available through the Internet.
>This book no doubt covers a lot more ground than you were necessarily
>interested in, but it will probably enable you to situate whatever you
>do find within the context of the history and state-of-the-art in MT.
>See especially Chapter 8, Multilinguality, for an overview of the
>history of machine translation efforts.
>-- Marie-Louise Hannan
> researcher, computational linguistics
> TAO group, Centre for Information Technology Innovation
>From: Hans Uszkoreit <>
>A book entitled "Survey of the State of the Art of Human Language Technology"
>is now available at .
>The survey consists of articles by 97 authors in the following
> 1. Spoken Language Input
> 2. Written Language Input
> 3. Language Analysis and Understanding
> 4. Language Generation
> 5. Spoken Output Technologies
> 6. Discourse and Dialogue
> 7. Document Processing
> 8. Multilinguality
> 9. Multimodality
> 10. Transmission and Storage
> 11. Mathematical Methods
> 12. Language Resources
> 13. Evaluation
>Within a few months, the Survey will be published as a book by
>Giardini Publishers in Italy and by Cambridge University Press
>elsewhere. The electronic version of the Survey will remain on-line,
>but will be modified slightly based on copy-editing by the publishers.
>The Survey was funded by the National Science Foundation and the
>European Commission, with additional support provided by the Center
>for Spoken Language Understanding at the Oregon Graduate Institute and
>the University of Pisa.
>Editorial Board
>Ron Cole Editor-in-Chief
>Joseph Mariani
>Hans Uszkoreit
>Annie Zaenen
>Victor Zue
>Managing Editors
>Giovanni Battista Varile
>Antonio Zampolli
>German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
>& Univ. of Saarbruecken, Dept. of Computational Linguistics
>D-66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
>phone Univ.: + 49 (681) 302-4115
>phone DFKI: + 49 (681) 302-5282
>fax: + 49 (681) 302-4700

4. From: "PULJU, T J" <>
>Try Sydney Lamb at the following address:
>He started researching machine translation and networks over thirty years
>ago. He hasn't published much, but he does have a few articles and a lot
>of good ideas.
>--Tim Pulju
Xu Luomai
English Department
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Guangzhou 510420
P.R. China
Tel. (020)86656476
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