[Humanist] 24.225 events: workshop on machine translation

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 225.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 22:22:23 +0100
        From: Ventsislav Zhechev <contact at ventsislavzhechev.eu>
        Subject: cfp: Workshop: Bringing MT to the User: Research on Integrating 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), (to be confirmed: 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), (to be confirmed: Pierre Isabelle (NRC Canada))

Deadlines (all 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


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