Kohei Natsume


Kohei Natsume

Kohei Natsume is a Japanese-to-English translator who entered the field of medical translation in 2006 after graduating from the University of California, Irvine. Raised abroad from an early age, he offers a unique perspective as a bilingual whose translation expertise is informed by his international background and years of in-house translation experience. In recent years, in addition to his regular work, he has been independently researching machine translation technology. He currently resides in Yokohama.


Debunking the MyTh: Why machine translation is not a silver bullet

Despite its rapidly increasing popularity, machine translation remains highly unreliable and fails to live up to its hype. In this session, I will identify the limitations that persist in machine translation and explain why machine translation is inherently incompatible with...