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Carroll and Oettinger Named to Work On Computer Translating

John B. Carroll, professor of Educational Psychology in the Graduate School of Education, and Anthony G. Oettinger, professor of Linguistics and Applied Mathematics, have been named to a National Academy of Sciences Committee to study the mechanical translation of foreign languages.

The committee also includes a professor of Linguistics and Anthropology from Cornell, a professor of Mathematics from Carnegie Institute of Technology, and specialists from the Bell Telephone Company and Rand Corporation.

In addition to the problem of mechanical translation, the principal areas studied will be computational linguistics, automatic abstracting, and the indexing and scanning of foreign language texts.

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