Machine translation - Glossary of Translation
Machine translation, sometimes referred to by the acronym MT, is a sub-field of computational linguistics that investigates the use of computer software to translate text or speech from one natural language to another. At its basic level, MT performs simple substitution of atomic words in one natural language for words in another. Using corpus techniques, more complex translations may be attempted, allowing for better handling of differences in linguistic typology, phrase recognition, and translation of idioms, as well as the isolation of anomalies. (wikipedia 2006)
What is Machine Translation?
A great article to understanding what is machine translation. Machine translation (MT) is the application of computers to the task of translating texts from one natural language to another ...
Guidelines to using machine translators
helpful hints on using machine translators. Guidelines on preparation of the source text