Patent application US20130132065 Acquiring Accurate Machine Translation --- Prior Art Request.
The patent application outlines translating from a source language to another language with the added feature of presenting a list of word choices to the user to select the more appropriately translated word for words that are ambiguous. Looking for prior art for the use of user input to decide which translation to use for an ambiguous word.
Its priority date is Nov 17, 2011
- A method for providing language translation, the method comprising:
providing a plurality of words in an input language to a computer device;
evaluating a linguistic structure of the plurality of words in the input language;
evaluating semantics of the plurality of words in the input language;
evaluating the plurality of words in the input language using linguistic descriptions of the input language;
translating the plurality of words in the input language to an expression in an output language;
identifying at least one word of the plurality of words in the input language that has a syntactic ambiguity or a semantic ambiguity;
displaying on a user interface two or more options corresponding to two or more meanings associated with said syntactic ambiguity or said semantic ambiguity;
receiving an indication of selection of one or more of the two or more options corresponding to two or more meanings; and
displaying an indication of the selection of the one or more of the two or more options corresponding to said two or more meanings.
In English: a computerized language translation system using steps of linguistic structure analysis and semantic analysis and word translation that resolves ambiguity in the meaning of an input word by displaying alternative meanings to a human in the input language and using the human selection to proceed with the machine translation.