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We have to finish this simple: notes toward an experiment

Heraclitus was an ancient Greek philosopher. He wrote in cryptic verse, purposely obscuring his philosophy in almost riddles, so as only the initiated could fully understand what he was on about. He was the guy who saw the world as being in a constant state of flux, constantly changing. He’s also the guy who started […]

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Why human postediting is necessary in MT?

We read in a TAUS (Translation Automaton User Society) report: Future developments In general, academic MT observers have tended to view postediting as the weak link in the MT value chain. One of their research targets is to remove the need for postediting as an unfortunate human intrusion into a fully-automatic process. I’ve already expressed my opinion […]

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The masquerade is sober

One of the most famous tests on the field of artificial intelligence is called the “Turing test”, after the great British mathematician Alan Turing. It consists of a human tester having a conversation with an unseen entity, say through an Internet chat, and trying to decide whether the chat is taking place with a human […]

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