From Mists of Time

This post was originally published on Language International 8:3 (1996). Dear Editor, The article by Dr William J. Niven on machine-friendliness and reader-friendliness in machine translation in the 7:6 (December, 1995) issue of Language International has urged me to submit to Dr Niven a few remarks. Dr Niven is perfectly right in maintaining that highly formatted text is used in technical writing to induce the reader to read more slowly or draw the reader’s attention to some part of the text. As a general rule, however, good formatting serves MT […]

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