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MULTILINGUAL DOCUMENT TRANSLATION AND PROCESSING SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026509D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A general purpose translation system encompassing scanning through printing is proposed. First the system prepares scanned documents to be translated by passing them through character recognition software, converting the raster encoded images to a character code standard such as ASCII. The scanned document, now in a character code representation, passes through translation software to produce a bilingual version of the original document. As a last step, the system prints a two column document from the combination of the original and its translation with the original language printed in one column and the translated language in the adjacent column. A translation system as described above would prove extremely useful in countries with more than one national language.