On the Proper Place of Semantics in Machine Translation

  • Margaret King
Part of the Linguistica Computazionale book series (LICO, volume 9)


This paper owes much, both directly and indirectly, to Don Walker. Indirectly, it concerns a topic which was of great interest to both of us, and which we often discussed. Don helped me to clarify my own ideas and was always both perceptive and practical, a rare combination which made discussion with him constantly illuminating. There is also a direct debt; it was written at a time when I was hors combat from the normal round of life. Don encouraged me to use the opportunity to work out what I really thought without the usual time pressure, and cheered me up in the patches of loneliness. In brief, he lent me some of his own courage.


Machine Translation Semantic Feature Ordinary Language Formal Calculus Concrete Noun 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret King
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  1. 1.ISSCO University of GenevaSwitzerland

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