Studies in Machine Translation


Proceedings of the

“International Workshop on Computer Aided Translation”

organized by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh,

25-26 Jumada II, 1405/ 16-17 March, 1985


Edited by Dr.A.Razzak A.Wahab (KACST),

Dr.Mohmoud E.Sieny (King Saud University)


King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology

Riyadh, 1406 A.H./1986




Part 1: State of the Art of C.A.T.


Computer aided translation: state of the art in the USA and Canada

W.P.Lehmann (University of Texas, USA.)                                                                                                    11

The approach of Geta to automatic translation: comparison with some other methods

B.Vauquois (University of Grenoble, France)                                                                                27


Part 2:General Topics


The significance of sublanguage for automatic translation

R.Kittredge (University of Montreal, Canada)                                                                              99

Terminology and machine-assisted translation

H.Felber (INFOTERM, Austria)                                                                                                                        115

Multi-lingual word processing with dictionary

O.K.Ewell (Michael Downs, USA)                                                                                                                    123


Part 3: Description of some C.A.T. systems


Systran system

S.Traboulsi (France)                                                                                                                            131

Computer aided translation: design and implementation [Weidner system]

O.K.Ewell (Michael Downs, USA)                                                                                                                    141


Part 4: Arabic linguistic issues


The treatment of grammatical categories and word order in machine translation

J.Slocum and A.Aristar (Texas, USA)                                                                                              153

Linguistic problems in computer aided translation from English to Arabic

W.Bishai (Harvard University, USA)                                                                                               185

BASM (The Saudi terminology data bank)

M.E.Sieny (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia                                                                           193