ETRANS is an experimental English-Thai machine translation (MT) system that translates a simple English sentence into a grammatically correct Thai sentence. The entire system is written in C-Prolog, and runs on UNIX systems. The MT strategy taken by ETRANS is an interlingual strategy with a parser for English and a generator for Thai. The parser creates a semantic representation equivalent to the meaning of the English sentence. A generator then interprets the semantic representation into Thai. ETRANS employs frames as a means for representing knowledge, and an augmented transition network (ATN) as the linguistic framework for analyzing and generating sentences.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Machine translating; Computational linguistics; Parsing (Computer grammar); Expert systems (Computer science); Expert systems (Computer science)
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Science (GCCIS)
Warote, Nuntaporn, "ETRANS: A English-Thai translator" (1991). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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