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When and where did computer translation begin?

It was announced as far back as 1954 that a Russian to English translation had been completed by a computer, but we can safely assume that computer generated translation will have started sooner than this. The early stages would have been in research laboratories.

This Russian translation was completed by IBM on its 701 computer in Georgetown and one of the professors who worked on this predicted that computer translations of entire books would be possible within three to five years.

Since then, translation devices have often been found in the world of sci-fi. Good examples are Star Trek and A Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. However, the languages in sci-fi are often from other worlds.

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