Machine Translation: an Introductory Guide

Doug Arnold
University of Essex
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February 14, 2008

Here you can access PostScript/PDF and HTML versions of D.J. Arnold, Lorna Balkan, Siety Meijer, R.Lee Humphreys and Louisa Sadler Machine Translation: an Introductory Guide, Blackwells-NCC, London, 1994, ISBN: 1855542-17x.

The cartoons that appear in the book are missing from the html version, and may be invisible to you in the PostScript or PDF versions, depending on factors I do not understand. The cartoons are available here.

The book contains a number of typos and other mistakes. You can find a list of some of them [here].

Please note, this book remains copyright the authors. You are free to download all or part of it for personal use, including study. Feel free to quote from it as you would from a normal book or article. If you want to use it for more than this, you need permission: you can get it by writing to me:

Here is a bibtex entry for the book:

  author =       {D.J. Arnold and Lorna Balkan and Siety Meijer and
                  R.Lee Humphreys and Louisa Sadler},
  title =        {Machine Translation: an Introductory Guide},
  publisher =    {Blackwells-NCC},
  address =      {London},
  year =         1993,
  url  =         {}


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