From: "Carnall, Jane" <Jane -dot- Carnall -at- compaq -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 14:03:10 -0000

Winifred Reng wrote:
>By this approach the translation was actually consistent,
>faster and cheaper. But the point is - as others said
>before - that the machine translation _has_ to be checked
>by humans.

Of course. Machine translation is no more a substitute for human translators
than a car is a substitute for legs. But a car can get you places faster
than you can get on foot, if everything has been arranged to be convenient
for car transport. (If not, using a car over short distances can actually
slow you down: and I imagine that the same is probably true of machine

Jane Carnall
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