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.
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...