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Human Aided Machine Translation

abbreviation(s): HAMT
definition: We call Human-aided Machine Translation all systems and techniques which rely on real automation of the translation function when porting a text from one language to another. As opposed to full Machine Translation, human-aided MT does not fully rely on computational translation, but assists this process by pre-editing and post-editing steps, possibly also interactive human intervention to steer or select from alternative translations. Translation of real-time spoken language, by contrast, does not allow for human intervention, except for negotiation functions, such as clarification dialogues.
See also the corresponding HLT Survey chapter: http://www.lt-world.org/hlt_survey/ltw-chapter8-2.pdf
related publication(s):

An Introduction to Machine Translation.
W.J. Hutchins and H. Somers.
Academic Press. 1992.

Readings in Machine Translation.
Somers, Harold and Nirenburg, Sergei and Wilks, Yorick.
MIT Press. Amsterdam. 2002.