Zakaria Mohammed's poem, translated as "The Plate Breaker,"would be in a mechanical translation
something more like "The Wing of Disappointment.
To amateur translators, or people new to the field, Translation Cloud intends to serve as a sort of mechanical translation
tutor, tracking the accuracy of their proofreading skills.
Much of the confidence in the scope of mechanical translation
, which marked the 1950s and early sixties, has ebbed.
simultaneous and mechanical translation
," which was being used to great effect at the United Nations and had been a huge success when tested the previous year in Ottawa at the North Atlantic Alliance conference.
By using rolling drums, belts, wheels, perforated tape and typewriter-like output methods, were the first truly mechanical translation
devices (Freigang 2001).
First, one sees the typical mechanical translation
of rnam pa (akara, "form, shape, figure, aspect, appearance, expression, sign, identity") (2) as "aspect.