Political Briefing Notes
Author(s): Michael Kirby, Sandford f. Borins
Publication Date: 1984, 2004

This two-part case is designed to provide the student of public or business administration with sufficient descriptive and analytical information to be able to accomplish the following tasks: (1) to propose a method of evaluating the cost-effectiveness of a machine translation system; (2) to discuss administrative and organizational problems which might arise as part of the evaluation; (3) to propose a strategy for carrying out the evaluation; (4) to interpret the results of this evaluation using representative data; and (5) to propose a policy decision based on these results. The first three objectives are completed in Part 1 and the latter two are addressed in Part 2.