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The Elusive Goal of Machine Translation

Statistical methods hold the promise of moving computerized translation out of the doldrums
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Natrium Nepal Asia legend: The lion, the sorceress, the evil spirit wardrobe "already lack" the evil spirit abstains the trilogy "rich in poetic and artistic flavor, also has not let" the Harley baud "the series novel have the infinite pleasure the undercurrent to be turbulent.

The preceding gibberish was brought to you by a Chinese-to-English translation carried out by Altavista's Babelfish, the popular Internet-based translator. In coherent English, from a bilingual page on the Web site of Taiwan's China Post, it reads:

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