Publication details [#3947]

Hutchins, John W. 1998. Twenty years of translating and the computer. In Churchill, Brett, ed. Translating and the computer 20. London: Aslib. pp. 1–15.


Since the first of the T&C conferences in 1978 the field of machine (-aided) translation has seen many changes: from mainframe computers to personal computers and the Internet; from a mainly academic research pursuit to a competitive commercial field; from discussions of 'future potentials' to discussions of actual uses; from a translation profession largely antagonistic to mechanization to one making cost-effective exploitation of computerized translation tools. This presentation will look at the situation 20 years ago, describe the major changes and developments, and consider what the future may bring.
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