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coondoggie writes: "Hard to imagine but it has been 58 years since IBM and Georgetown University teamed up to run what they said was at the time the first English-to-Russian language computer translation program.
Perhaps even more interesting is that the individual phrases they that were plugged into punch cards and run on the big IBM 701 mainframe in 1954, can now be typed into Google Translate on my smartphone and handled in about 10 seconds."

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Turning 58: Computer language translation tech

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