The language itself shares many of the features and goals of Loglan. In particular:
- The grammar is based on predicate logic, and is capable of expressing complex logical constructs precisely.
- It has no irregularities or ambiguities in spelling or grammar, so it can be easily parsed by computer.
- Lojban is designed to be as culturally neutral as possible.
- It is, nonetheless, simple to learn and use compared to many natural languages.
While the initial goal of the Loglan project was to investigate the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, the active Lojban community has additional goals for the language, including
- General research into linguistics
- Research in artificial intelligence and machine understanding
- Improved human-computer communication, storage ontologies, and computer translation of natural language text
- Use of language as an educational tool
- Personal creativity
- Wikipedia, "Lojban"
Has anyone done any work on Lojban as an intermediate language or target language for machine translation?