MT2010 Roadmap Workshop

Workshop Programme

MT 2010 -- Towards a Road Map for MT

September 18, 2001, Afternoon (14:00 - 18:00)

Workshop organised by ELSNET
and hosted by MT Summit VIII
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
September 18-22 2001

Aim and context:

The aim of the workshop was to contribute to ELSNET's ongoing action to establish a road map for MT for the next decade. A road map comprises an analysis of the present situation, a vision of where we want to be in ten years from now, and a number of intermediate milestones that would help in setting intermediate goals and in measuring our progress towards our goals. The function of the road map is not to impose anything on anyone, but rather to provide a broadly supported definition of a context in which to position the MT community's efforts, which would allow us to identify common priorities for joint activities in e.g. research, resources and training.


14:00 Steven Krauwer OPENING
14:00-14:20 Laurie Gerber Working toward Success in Machine Translation
14:20-14:40 Jörg Schütz Blueprint for MT Evolution - Reflections on "Elements of Style"
14:40-15:00 Christian Boitet 4 Technical and Organizational Keys to Handle More Languages and Improve Quality (on Demand) in MT
15:00-15:20 David Farwell and Stephen Helmreich Toward Pragmatics-based Machine Translation
15:20-15:40 Franz Josef Och and Hermann Ney What can machine translation learn from speech recognition?
16:00-16:20 Elliott Macklovitch and Antonio S. Valderrábanos Rethinking Interaction: The solution for high-quality MT?
cancelled Raymond S. Flournoy and Chris Callison-Burch Secondary Benefits of Feedback and User Interaction in Machine Translation Tools
16:40-17:00 Benjamin K. Tsou and Oi Yee Kwong Evaluating Chinese-English Translation Systems for Personal Name Coverage
17:00-17:20 Katharina Probst, Jaime Carbonell, Alon Lavie, Lori Levin, and Erik Peterson Design and Implementation of Controlled Elicitation for Machine Translation of Low-density Languages
Road Map Discussion
18:00 Steven Krauwer CLOSING


Presentations were limited to 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for discussion. Please note that this was a workshop, not a mini-conference, and that participants were expected to play an active role: all participants were requested to help identifying the Big MT Challenges that lie ahead of us, and the conditions that have to be met in order to get there. All participants have received a paper form to express their views. Completed forms must be returned to the organisers at the end of the workshop, or submitted electronically before the end of October 2001.

The results will be published here.


The primary target audience consisted of people with an analytical or future oriented, programmatic interest, both from research and from industry.

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Contact details:

Steven Krauwer email: steven.krauwer@elsnet.org
ELSNET / UiL OTS www: http://www.elsnet.org
Trans 10 phone: +31 30 253 6050
3512 JK Utrecht, NL fax: +31 30 253 6000

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