Automatic Translation and Translation Memories
Translation is the complex process of transferring the components of a message from one language and culture into another language and culture. These components can be in the form of "language" (most of the time) or colors, shapes, sounds, etc. For the transfer process to succeed, all ingredients of the original message should be clear and well defined.
The future of multilingualism and a sustainable success of multilingual communication strategies rely on the progress made in the field of Automatic Translation. Unless we spread the awareness of the existence of Machine Translation (MT), no progress can be made in this domain. Collaboration between writers and MT is vital for the latter to succeed.
In 1964, the U.S. Government established the Automatic Language Processing Advisory Committee (ALPAC) to evaluate the progress of Computational Linguistics and the potentials of Machine Translation (MT).