Machine Translation Explorations
This blog is a place for me to share one of my interests, Machine Translation, and more generally, Artificial Intelligence. As a translator for some 25 years, I am mainly interested in how Machine Translation is directly impacting the work of translators today, but also what are the broader implications of the growth of machine intelligence. My connection with Artificial Intelligence goes back a long way. My Master’s thesis was in the area of Computer Pattern Recognition. Even further back as a teenager, for a period the only books I read were science fiction about robots (Isaac Asimov, Stanislaw Lem, etc.).
I am fascinated by the question of whether machines can outthink humans, and what it is to be human rather than a machine. In this blog I will share some of my more interesting discoveries as I try out various techniques connected with Machine Translation and educate myself about what is going on currently in the world of Machine Translation and Artificial Intelligence. I have classified articles in three categories: Translators, Translation Clients, and General Public. Click on a category in the left sidebar to filter the articles appropriately.