Nicholas Ostler


2009

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The Jungle is Neutral - Newcomer Languages Face New Media
Nicholas Ostler
Proceedings of the 13th Annual conference of the European Association for Machine Translation

1999

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“The Limits of my Language Mean the Limits of my World”: is Machine Translation a Cultural Threat to anyone?
Nicholas Ostler
Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation of Natural Languages

1993

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Perception vocabulary in five languages - towards an analysis using frame elements
Nicholas Ostler
Third International EAMT Workshop: Machine Translation and the Lexicon

This essay introduces the first linguistic task of the DELIS project’: to undertake a corpus-based examination of the syntactic and semantic properties of perception vocabulary in five languages, English, Danish, Dutch, French and Italian. The theoretical background is Fillmore’s Frame Semantics. The paper reviews some of the variety of facts to be accounted for, particularly in the specialization of sense associated with some collocations, and the pervasive phenomenon of Intensionality. Through this review, we aim to focus our understanding of cross-linguistic variation in this one domain, both by noting specific differences in word-sense correlation, and by exhibiting a general means of representation.

1991

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International Views on MT
Joseph Clark | Jan-Michael Czermak | Deanna Hammond | Nicholas Ostler | Donald Walker | Charles Wayne | Kousoke Yamamoto
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit III: Panels

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Predictable Meaning Shift: Some Linguistic Properties of Lexical Implication Rules
Nicholas Ostler | B.T.S. Atkins
Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation