26 April 2016

Challenge for MT freaks

From here:
The word with the most meanings in English is the verb 'set', with 430 senses listed in the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, published in 1989. The word commands the longest entry in the dictionary at 60,000 words, or 326,000 characters.
That's an excellent piece of information for any who thinks they want to get involved in machine translation (MT). Challenge begin with sentences containing different uses of the word 'set' then use your MT system to translate them into N languages, then check the results carefully. Repeat the process until you achieve at least accuracy.

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