can use a method based on dictionary
entries, which means that the words will be translated as a dictionary does — word by word, usually without much correlation of meaning between them. Dictionary lookups may be done with or without morphological analysis
. While this approach to machine translation is probably the least sophisticated, dictionary-based machine translation is ideally suitable for the translation of long lists of phrases on the subsentential (i.e., not a full sentence) level, e.g. inventories
or simple catalogs of products and services.
It can also be used to expedite manual translation, if the person carrying it out is fluent in both languages and therefore capable of correcting syntax and grammar.