100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

March 18, 1960 - Image 8

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1960-03-18

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

'T_

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

r THE MICHIGAN DAILY

White Intruder

City Board of Education
Asks for Tax Increase

HARVARD RESEARCHERS:
Group Solves Russian Grammar Computer Problem

(Continued from Page 1)

'Y

The Ann Arbor Board of Educa-
tion decided Wednesday to ask
taxpayers for an additional two
and three-fourths mills for a ten-
year period.
The special election will be held
Tuesday, May 10.
Taxpayers who live in the city
would pay abolt $4.70 additional
for each $1,000 of assessed valu-
ation. Figures for other parts of
the school district will be pub-
lished later.
Next year the board will ask to
renew a three mill extra levy that
expires in December. 1960. An-
other two and a half mills will
expire in December, 1962.
Approximately $590,000 would be
brought in next year if the two
and three-fourths mills are passed.
All board members agreed that
the millage request is insufficient
for the type of program they
favor.
Most of the money will be used
to hire new teachers and raise
teachers' salaries. The rest will go
for curriculum development, pro-
fessional improvement, equipment
and supplies for the Buhr Park

and Lakeway elementary schools,
and rehabilitation of five existing
schools to meet fire regulations.
The salary schedule approved by
the board would increase the
starting teacher's salary.
Elect Heads
Of Schools.
Linda Hiratsuka was chosen
president of the nursing school
senior class in elections held with-
in the school Wednesday, publicity
chairman Judith Gray, '61N, an-
nounced.
Vice-president Is Ann Fang-
boner, Judy Dukesherer is secre-
tary and Linda Mayer was elected
treasurer.
In the pharmacy school senior
class elections, Roger Nykamp was
chosen president, Marian Johnson
vice-president, Mildred Conlin sec-
retary, and Patricia Yeotis treas-
urer.

Since working on the computer,
project and learning of the fa-
vorable results, Prof. Matejka is
very interested in doing more of
this type of research.
The range of the computer is
limited to Russian technical lan-
guage and is used as a research
aid in the translating of techni-
cal articles into English,
The computer, a Univac, holds
over 15,000 words -- only a por-
tion of the total Russian vocabu-
lary. It was necessary to limit the
scope of the computer in order
to assure the successful perform-
ance of the machine.
Russian Chosen
Russian was chosen for trans-
lation by machine because it is
an inflected language in which
the meaning of the word depends
to a larger extent on the ending.
This makes it easier to control
than a language like English in
which the position of the word
plays an important part in deter-
mining the grammatical meaning.
The language was also chosen
because of the increased need for
a mechanical translator of Rus-
sian technical articles, although

this was of secondary importance
because the project originated as
an academic problem and the di-
rect "usefulness" was only a
minor consideration, Prof. Matej-
ka pointed out.
Prof. Oettinger "succeeded in
mixing usefulness and academic
research" in the project, he said.
The Harvard mathematician was
interested in the computer trans-
lation primarily as an academic
problem; "How much can y'ou
do?" was the question.
Attempts Fail

necessary for him to have some
knowledge of the electronic pro-
gramming techniques because the
project was "too intricate."
Recognizes Functions
"Recognition of the grammati-
cal ,functions of the word" was
the most important achievement
of the computer while he was
working on the project, Prof. Ma-
teika said.
There were three information
problems which had to be solved
in preparing the computer. pro-
gram: the morphological, the syn-
tactical and the semantic, the lin-
guist explained.

He was quick to add that the
machine is far from a perfect
translator but it is the best that
has been completed at the pres-
ent time.
Despite present mechanical and
judgement impediments, Prof.
Matejka sees the day when a
translator will solve these prob-
lems but he does not think that
a machine can ever perfectly
translate Russian into English.
Prof. Mateka plans toreturne
to Harvard this summer to use
the computer for the study of Old
Russian.

if I

-Daily-Peter Dawson
UNWANTED-The gentleman standing in front of the Pharmacy
Building has Just four days to get out of town. He's an eight-
foot-tall snowman, and Monday is the first day of spring.
VOURING CAMPUSES:
Folksingers To Present
Song, Poetry Program

"
mtISIC SHOPS

--CAMPUS--
211 S. State
NO 8-9013
-DOWNTOWN--
105 L Liberty
NO R-0675

I

"Two on the Stool," a contem-
rary program of song, poetry
id Jazz, will begin a tour of
idwestern college campuses with
rformances at 7:30 p.m. and 10
mn. tomorrow in the Ann Arbor
mory.
While sitting on tall captain
ools, folksinger - guitarist Jan
inkler and her partner Win
ells will present a nocturnal
)otenany of Elizabethan, Euro-

pean and Yankee-American folk
tunes.
Parodies of contemporary affairs
and musical footnotes by the
Frank Morrelli jazz quartet will
also be included in the program.
Win Wells will read an original
poem, "Naked Sandals," which has
been set to music composed by
Morrelli.
Tickets for both performances
will be available at the door. i

- Broken lenses duplicated
" Frames replaced
" Contact lens fluid sold
CAMPUS OPTICIANS
240 Nickels Arcade NO 2-9116

U

OR

YOUR

in

SPAGHETTI HOUSE
FOR THE FINEST IN
PIZZA

DINING I
Good food ... expertly served, in plensant
surroundings, to the most exacting taste.
Luncheons.,11:30to2:00 Dinners, 5:00to7:UO
S'cay.v Dinners. 12:0to3:00 Closed Mondays
We suggest that you telephone
ror reservntons.
he C o rner JHow4e
S. Thayer at Washington in Ann Arbor
A blik w.st.fEackhamBldg.-No4.6056

PLEASURE

mommumom

90p foew Alatr
DEL Rio RESTAURANT
FREE DELIVERY
Also
STEAKS -CHOPS- CHICKEN
SPAGHETTI - RAVIOLI - LASAGNE
BEER and Wine-- (In or Out)
Closed Monday
122 W. Washington Phone NO 2-9575
- - - - - - - - - -- -

I-. ii

. .

Why not dine at-

tI

The GOLDEN APPLES
Restaurant

0

SPAGHETTI
CHICKEN

* STEAK
* RAVIOLI

CHICKEN

* STEAK

"Only Italian Spaghetti House in Town"
CARRY OUT and DELIVERY
301 E. Liberty at 5th, NO 3-7363
OPEN SUNDAY
THOMPSON'S RESTAURANT

* SEAFOOD
DINNERS $1.75 UP

A LA CARTE $1.25 UP

c

9gpuu4#r di9ne 91,1,

offers you a taste treat
of a traditional
Italian dish
PIZZAf
will be served daily
from 12 Noon to 2 P.M.

CHUCK WAGON
LUNCH and DINNERS Fine Salads & Sandwiches
FAMOUS FOR ROAST BEEF
serving WINES and BEERS from all over the world
Open from 11 A.M. to 11 P.M. 0 Closed Tuesdays
Recommended by DUNCAN HINES and GOURMET
BANQUET FACILITIES AVAILABLE
2045 PACKARD NO 2-1661
Catering at Your Home or Hall -- Picnics Henry Turner, Prop.

w

FISH FRY
Every Friday 11 A.M. - 1 A.M.
All the perch you want for $1.25
regular menu also featured
HOWARD JOHNSON
2452 East Stadium Blvd.

TOWER HOTEL
5:00-9:00 P.M. 300 South Thayer

Beautiful
Kitchen Facilities

hme P amps tcauflxt
-Number I Campus location

and 5 P.M. to 4 A.M.

LEo PING SAY:
Folks, we can't dispute the calendar, Sunday is the first
day of Spring. Neither can folks deny that Leo serves the c
most delicious, spirit-lifting meals.
0
Enjoy the finest int,
( Cantonese and I
Q aAm.v n Fan.

Closed Sunday

On State Street

mmmm"Womm

SERVING BETTER DINNERS FOR LESS
Serving Dinner: 5:00-7:15 Daily

FREE DELIVERY
from 5 P.M. to 2 A.M.
Expertly prepared by our special pizza pie maker and
baked in new modern ovens to give you
the "best tasting pizza in town."

We're very proud of our modern kitchen at
Weber's. Here in a room of spotless tile and

11

: : ; ..

I

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan