Human vs. Machine Translation
Just what IS machine translation and how did it start interfering with an all-human process? Machine translation is the translation of words and documents by computers. There are websites out there that can translate words from one language to another in real time. All it takes is typing in the word and then the click of a button. Such simplicity may be very helpful when communicating by email with a foreign pen pal or getting the main idea of a foreign website without hiring your own private translator to surf the net with you.
However, real communication requires that the original thoughts and ideas of the sender to bepresented in such a way that the receiver can understand not just the words but also the context behind them. Try typing paragraphs of English to be