[Humanist] 24.246 events: digital library; MT

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 246.
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  [1]   From:    Ventsislav Zhechev <contact at ventsislavzhechev.eu>         (55)
        Subject: Second CFP: Workshop "Bringing MT to the User: Research
                onIntegrating MT in the Translation Industry"

  [2]   From:    Amanda French <amanda at amandafrench.net>                   (72)
        Subject: CFP: Digital Library Federation Fall Forum

        Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 15:55:44 +0100
        From: Ventsislav Zhechev <contact at ventsislavzhechev.eu>
        Subject: Second CFP: Workshop "Bringing MT to the User: Research onIntegrating MT in the Translation Industry"


"Bringing MT to the User: Research on Integrating MT in the Translation Industry"
Second Joint EM+/CNGL Workshop (JEC 2010)


At the AMTA 2010 conference (http://amta2010.amtaweb.org), the EuroMatrix+ Project (http://www.euromatrixplus.eu) and the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (http://cngl.ie) are organising the Second Joint EM+/CNGL Workshop, titled "Bringing MT to the User: Research on Integrating MT in the Translation Industry". The workshop will take place in Denver, Colorado on 4 November 2010, immediately after the main AMTA 2010 conference.

Recent years have seen a revolution in MT triggered by the emergence of statistical approaches to MT and improvements in translation quality. MT (rule-based, statistical and hybrid) is now available for many languages for free on the Web and is making strong inroads into the corporate localisation and translation industries. Open-source MT solutions are competing with proprietary products. Increasing numbers of translators are post-editing TM/MT output. At the same time, there has been some disconnect between academic research on MT, which (rightly so) focuses on algorithms to increase translation quality, and many of the practical issues that need to be addressed to make MT maximally useful in real translation and localisation scenarios.

This workshop will bring together MT researchers, developers, industrial users and translators to discuss issues that are most important in real world industrial settings involving MT, but currently not very popular in research circles.

Workshop Chairs:
Ventsislav Zhechev
Philipp Koehn
Josef van Genabith

Call for Research Papers:
For this workshop we solicit full research papers with industry or academic background to highlight the real-world issues that need to be tackled by new research and the recent academic advancements that improve translation quality, as well as novel and successful methods for the integration of Machine Translation with Translation Memories or Localisation Workflows.

We will accept research paper submissions (reviewed anonymously) for oral presentation and publication. Papers should present clearly identifiable problem statements, research methodologies and measurable outcomes and evaluation.

The papers should follow the submission guidelines for the research track of the main AMTA 2010 Conference (http://amta2010.amtaweb.org/cfp-mt.htm), with the maximum length being 10 pages in US Letter format, including references. Please, do not include your name in the paper text and avoid overt self-references to facilitate the blind review process.
If a paper is accepted, at least one author will have to register through the AMTA 2010 website and travel to Denver to present it.

Topics include but are not limited to:
• MT/TM in Localisation/Translation Workflows
• MT/TM Combinations
• Post-Editing Support for MT
• MT and Monolingual Post-Editing
• MT Confidence Scores and Post-Editing Effort
• Training Data for MT: Size, Domain and Quality
• Data Cleanup and Preparation for MT
• Meta-Data Mark-Up/Annotation and MT
• Terminology and MT
• Costing/Pricing MT
• MT for Free/for a Fee
• Rule-Based, Statistical and Hybrid MT
• Computing Resources for MT
• MT in the Cloud
• MT and the Crowd
• Smart Learning from Post-Edits
• (Machine) Translation in Context

Program Committee:
The submitted papers will be reviewed by a mixed industry–academia committee.
Industry members: Fred Hollowood (Symantec), Johann Roturier (Symantec), Dag Schmidtke (Microsoft), Dion Wiggins (Asia Online), Jaap van der Meer (TAUS), Manuel Tomás Carrasco Benítez (DGT of the EC), Daniel Grasmick (Lucy Software), Marc Dymetman (XRCE), Nicholas Stroppa (Google), Tony O’Dowd (Alchemy)
Academic members: Michael Carl (IAI Saarbrücken), Eiichiro Sumita (NICT Japan), Julien Bourdaillet (University of Montreal), Mikel Forcada (Universitat d’Alacant), Philipp Koehn (EM+), Hans Uszkoreit (EM+), Josef van Genabith (CNGL), Andy Way (CNGL), Harold Somers (CNGL), Ventsislav Zhechev (EM+, CNGL)

Deadlines (all 23:59 GMT -11):
29 August 2010	Full Paper Submissions Due
12 September 2010	Acceptance Notifications Sent Out
25 September 2010	Camera-Ready Papers Due

Please, direct all enquiries to Dr. Ventsislav Zhechev at emcnglworkshop at me.com
For up-to-date information, please visit http://web.me.com/emcnglworkshop/JEC2010
For information about the First Joint EM+/CNGL Workshop, please visit http://www.euromatrixplus.eu/cngl2009

Dr. Ventsislav Zhechev
Centre for Next Generation Localisation
School of Computing
Dublin City University


        Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 13:51:03 -0400
        From: Amanda French <amanda at amandafrench.net>
        Subject: CFP: Digital Library Federation Fall Forum

DLF Fall Forum 2010: Palo Alto, California
Call For Proposals

DEADLINE: Proposals must be submitted by August 23, 2010.

The 2010 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Fall Forum is seeking ideas 
and proposals for presentations, panel sessions, workshops, reading 
discussions, and hands-on problem solving.

The Forums have traditionally been working meetings where DLF members 
come together to share, strategically plan, and commit to future 
activities. Although the focus remains the same, starting with the 2010 
Fall Forum, participation is open beyond the Federation to all those 
interested in contributing to and playing an active part in the 
successful future of digital libraries, museums and archives services, 
and collections.

For the 2010 Fall Forum, the Program Planning Committee is requesting 
ideas and proposals focused within the broad framework of digital 
collections and their effect on libraries, museums and archives 
services, infrastructure, resources, and organizational priorities.

We welcome proposals from both current community members and and 
non-members who may be interested in joining the DLF.

Managing digital content from cradle to grave is a complex challenge for 
library, museum, and archives operations. It requires creative and 
collaborative approaches. In that spirit, and to maximize the Forum's 
benefit and better facilitate the community's work, the Forum's schedule 
will provide many opportunities to actively engage and network. The 2010 
Fall Forum will have a strong participatory feel, with opportunities for 
community discussions, creative problem solving, and hands-on workshops. 
Ideas and activities generated at the Fall Forum will inform future DLF 
work and shape the program for the future DLF Community Forums.


Presentations and Panels:
Traditional lecture format with question-and-answer sessions.

In-depth, hands-on training about a tool, technique, workflow, etc. You 
can recommend a topic or trainer, or you can volunteer to share your own 

Reading Discussions:
Group discussion of a particular blog post, article, video, report, or 
book. Suggest a reading and a discussion facilitator, or volunteer to 
facilitate the discussion of a particular reading yourself.

Working Sessions:
Creative problem solvers, including project managers, developers, and/or 
administrators, gather to address a specific problem. This does not have 
to be a computational problem. The approach can be applied to workflow 
issues, metadata transformations, or other complex problems that would 
benefit from a collective, dynamic solution approach.

Tools Showcase:
Variation on a poster session or lightning talks. Presenters will 
demonstrate tools they have developed or are using in their digital 
library environment.

Ideas or complete proposals should be submitted as an attached document 
to DLF at clir dot org.

Proposals must include a title, session leader, session genre, and a 
proposal description (maximum 500 words).

If you are submitting an idea and not a full-fledged proposal, please 
suggest someone to lead the session, and indicate whether or not you 
have contacted this individual regarding this possibility.

Proposals must be submitted by August 23, 2010. Those submitting 
complete proposals will be notified of their status by September 10, 2010.

Ideas for sessions and workshops will be posted on a DLF Community 
Discussion Forum for feedback by September 10, 2010 (this forum is not 
yet active). If you would like to be invited to participate in the 
online discussion forum, please send your name and e-mail address to DLF 
at clir dot org with a comment that you want to be included.

Amanda French
amanda at amandafrench.net

Skype: amandafrenchphd
AIM: habitrailgirl

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