| Category: ||E-CFP |
| Subject: ||Final Call for Papers EAMT/CLAW 2003 |
| From: ||Andy Way |
| Email: ||away_(on)_computing.dcu.ie |
| Date received: ||01 Nov 2002 |
| Deadline: ||29 Nov 2002 |
| Start date: ||15 May 2003 |
***Final Call For Papers***
Joint Conference combining the 7th International Workshop of the
Association for Machine Translation and the 4th Controlled Language
Main Conference theme: Controlled Language Translation
Location: Dublin City University, Ireland
Dates: 15th-17th May, 2003
Conference URL: http://www.eamt.org/eamt-claw03/
Invited Speakers: Steven Krauwer, University of Utrecht
Coordinator of ELSNET
Lou Cremers, Océ Technologies
Over the years, there have been many conferences on MT, involving
approaches, statistical and example-based approaches, hybrid and
multi-engine approaches as well as those limited to particular
domains. In addition, there has been an increased level of interest in
controlled languages, culminating in the series of Workshops on
language applications. These have given impetus to both monolingual and
multilingual guidelines and applications using controlled language, for
Controlled languages are subsets of natural languages whose grammars and
dictionaries have been restricted in order to reduce or eliminate both
ambiguity and complexity. Traditionally, controlled languages fall into
major categories: those that improve readability for human readers,
particularly non-native speakers, and those that improve computational
processing of the text. It is often claimed that machine-oriented
language should be of particular benefit when it comes to the use of
translation tools (including machine translation, translation memory,
multilingual terminology tools etc.).
Experience has shown that high quality MT systems can be designed for
specialized domains (e.g. METEO). However, the area of controlled
translation has remained relatively unaddressed. This is rather strange
given its undoubted importance. Such examples that exist use rule-based
(RBMT) systems to translate controlled language documentation, e.g.
Caterpillar's CTE and CMU's KANT system, and General Motors CASL and
LantMark, etc. However, fine-tuning general systems designed for use
unrestricted texts to derive specific, restricted applications is
The primary aim of this unique conference, therefore, is to elicit
controlled translation, and provide a forum in which the problems may be
outlined, possible solutions proposed, and in general to bring together
developers, implementors, researchers and end-users from the
authoring, translation and localization fields to discuss how ideas from
both the authoring and translation camps might be integrated in this
area. Some specific topics which might be addressed include:
* What is controlled translation?
* RBMT and controlled translation.
* TM/EBMT and controlled translation.
* Influence and interplay of controlled language upon both
source-language parsing and target-language generation in an MT
* Role of the lexicon in controlled translation.
* Can we expect better controlled translations from a hybrid
from a multi-engine approach?
* Towards a Roadmap for controlled translation - the way ahead?
In addition, we welcome contributions on MT as well as on controlled
language which do not address the main theme per se. Please consult the
conference URL (http://www.eamt.org/eamt-claw03/
) for some suggestions.
Draft papers due 29th November, 2002
Reviews due 31st January, 2003
Notification of acceptance 14th February, 2003
Camera-ready papers & pre-registration due 31st March, 2003
Papers accepted for the conference will be published in a proceedings
available to all attendees. Papers should describe unique work not
before. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences should
this information on the first page. Paper submissions should follow
* Maximum length is 4000 words
* 8.5" x 11" page size
* Single-column, single-spaced, 1" margins
* 12 point font
* Include title, authors, and contact info centered at the top of the
* Include an abstract of about 100 words
Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. We prefer PDF files, sent
EMail attachments. Electronic submissions should be sent to Eric Nyberg
`Submission for EAMT-CLAW 2003' in the Subject line of
Please consult the conference website at: http://www.eamt.org/eamt-claw03/
or mail Andy Way (away_(on)_computing.dcu.ie).