CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Computer can only understand one language which is machine language. Meanwhile programs written in other languages such as higher-level language, low-level language or assembly language are not understood by the computer and as a result they cannot be directly executed. Likewise our society brims with people of different tongues and these different tongues becomes a barrier between potential business partners and renders also a setback to the business world.
Hence, these limitations brings about the need for language translator which will convert other non-computer oriented language to computer language and which also will concert a source language to eg. Universal language (English language). As a result of this a program called language translator/interpreter was developed so as to facilitate the conversion of different languages. There are various types of language translators viz:
A language in which each statement has a single meaning is said to be formal. A programming language is therefore formal statement in which intermediate notation between national language and the formal language may be called precise if they are not strictly formal but leaves little room for ambiguity. A language specifically designed to describe language is called a metal language.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The world is filled with people of different culture and language who come together for buying and selling (Business). Due to this language barriers there is decrease in the flow of information and the level of interaction among the people and this act as a kind of obstacle to business transaction. In Igbo land, Igbo language is used and understood by the citizens and only few outsiders where able to comprehend it. The same thing applied to Igbo people in other countries and places like Hausa & Youruba.
The discovery of language translator had really solve a very big problem for the society. Now, with the help of translator, there is effectiveness in communication. People of different tongues can how exchange information and ideas as a result of translator. Today many great authors are writing their books in home and foreign language via the help of language translator.