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Old April 2 2012, 11:36 PM   #13
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Re: Universal Translator a reality?

Which can't ever happen the way it's shown in Star Trek.. even a computer needs data before he can compute something and what works logically in one language might not in another, especially if it has developed entirely independently and even by a different race with its own psychology and history.

There is no frame of reference, no vocabulary and set of rules from which a computer program might build a working database.. it may if it had enough time and enough samples but certainly not in the near simultaneous way as depicted in Trek.
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