> Not quite, I think. The patent describes a method of using a "created
> international language" as an intermediate pathway in translation.
> >From the description, it appears that it is specifically claiming the
> use of a created natural language as an interlingua in machine
Created natural languages, and Esperanto in particular, have been used before as
an interlingua in machine translation projects. I worked once on a project
called DLT (Distributed Language Translation) for BSO in The Netherlands. There
are publications about this method.
Unit for Experimental Psychology
University of Leiden