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Re: Humans doing translation the machine-way

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Saturday, July 22, 2006, 17:35
Eugene Oh wrote:
> It got me thinking-- if machines, armed only with a > distraction-free hyper-sped processor could manage to translate text > based only on statistical analysis and matching, how well would humans > perform in the same task? > (snips) > How about posting interlinear-less side-by-side translations of > certain texts in your own conlangs too, for the rest of the list to > try out?
An amusing idea :-))) (The instructions for assembling a computer desk came in Engl. and Polish, which was fun.) I wonder if it would work as a relay? (The Romlang portions are a not-dissimilar idea) There is one in Kash-- --that some will remember. Quite straightforward, I think, but no fair peeking in the grammar or dictionary, or the glossary of new words at the bottom...