[freeciv-data] Re: Amusing ambiguity in English
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What about 'out of sight, out of mind'? A similar program translated that to
Russian and back to English, and came up with 'invisible lunatic'
> -----Original Message-----
> From: freeciv-data-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:freeciv-data-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Wong TM (Huang
> Sent: 14 August 2000 15:01
> To: freeciv-data@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [freeciv-data] Re: Amusing ambiguity in English
> Extracted from one of the website regarding AI.
> One of the early natural language programs could translate
> Russian to English, and vice versa. When it converted the English
> phrase "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" to Russian,
> then back to English, it came up with "The vodka is good but the
> meat is rotten".
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: freeciv-data-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:freeciv-data-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Dmitriy Genzel
> > Sent: Monday, August 14, 2000 7:36 AM
> > To: freeciv-data@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [freeciv-data] Amusing ambiguity in English
> > I am doing a Russian translation of certain messages by
> > running them first
> > trough a translation program and then fixing them by hand.
> > Here's an amusing result I got, when translating "unless you have UN
> > wonder". It translated more or less like "unless you force UN
> > to wonder":)
> > Machine translation would never resolve such ambiguities, I guess:)
> > Dmitriy