Øystein Kleven wrote:
When the defense industry/department invests heavily in MT technology, things will happen. Nothing like "war" to advance technology (unfortunately). For the Internet, sex has the same driving effect. I am sure that at the end of this program, the DARPA MT software will be the best in the world, and if/when this technology is allowed to benefit the civilian sphere at some point, it will really make a difference. The race is already on, all the big software companies also work on similar technologies. Good thing translation is not sexy, or the sex industry would have developed perfect MT technology years ago, eradicating human translators, LOL!
LOL: Siemens abandoned many years ago a very similar project because it was a total failure with a loss of millions of DM. I guess the MT application was not sexy enough!