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Many studies have shown that electronic meetings can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of groups needing to share ideas. However, most of these meetings are conducted in a single language. With the increase in global business, travel, and communication, there is a need to accommodate multiple languages, and integrating machine translation with these electronic meetings may enable multilingual groups to benefit from this technology. This paper explores the use of computers for translation of English meeting comments into Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.
Real estate price appraisal is inherently risky because of the reliance on a large quantity of subjective data. Many appraisals are based upon statistical multiple regression analysis, but the application of an artificial neural network can improve accuracy substantially. A study using data from 486 home sales in the Boston, Massachusetts area illustrates the advantages of the technique.