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coondoggie writes "The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded a $7.1 million contract to SRI International to start building the latest in a long line of technologies that seek to translate and understand multiple languages. DARPA’s Broad Operational Language Translation (BOLT) program seeks to create technology capable of translating into English multiple foreign languages in all genres including informal speech and text such as occurs in email, messaging and conversational speech..." Link to Original Source
... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage
from beginning to end.
-- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"