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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Boston: 7th Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA 200
From:   Priscilla Rasmussen
Email:   rasmusse_(on)_research.rutgers.edu
Date received:   17 Mar 2006
Deadline:   10 Apr 2006
Start date:   08 Aug 2006

CALL FOR PAPERS AMTA 2006 7th Biennial Conference Association for Machine Translation in the Americas Boston, August 8-12 http://amta2006.amtaweb.org/ Visions for the Future of Machine Translation ============================================= The last few years have witnessed major changes in the field of machine translation. Statistical methods have taken a lead place in the field and managed to cross the bridge from research to commercial enterprise. Interest in hybridization has returned. There is more work on introducing morphology and syntax into statistical systems to capture linguistic generalities that seem hard to model statistically. And there is also more work on introducing statistical resources and techniques into already existing symbolic systems to increase their robustness. As each of the competing paths of statistical and symbolic approaches has reached its independent potential, the focus now is moving on exploiting complementarities. These are exciting times! But, the future is not here yet. So, where are we heading? What will the field be like in 10 years or 20 years? How easily will we be able to move to a new source language or language pair? What about other modalities besides text such as speech or OCR output? Where is the user in all of this? The user as professional translator or as language educator? Should the field expand its user base by reincorporating its core technologies in new directions? How well do the best systems do under severe restrictions in terms of computer memory and power? Call for Papers =============== We solicit submissions in English for unpublished papers describing original research on all aspects of Machine Translation. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: * Advances in Statistical MT * Advances in Rule-based MT * Lexicon and grammar building and induction * Hybridization of rule-based MT and statistical MT * MT for resource-poor languages * MT on resource-limited machinery (e.g. PDAs) * Speech to speech or speech to text MT * MT for OCR * MT Evaluation Papers should not be longer than 10 pages. Calls for User Sessions, Showcase, Tutorial and Workshop Proposals and Panel Proposals will be issued separately. Important Dates =============== April 10 Submission **intention** deadline for conference papers (abstract [max 200 words] + title + category + author(s) name) May 1 Submission deadline for technical papers, 11:59pm EST (GMT-5:00) June 15 Notification to authors June 30 Camera-ready copy due August 8-12 Conference Contacts ======== Program Chairs: Nizar Habash <habash_(on)_cs.columbia.edu> and Alon Lavie <alavie_(on)_cs.cmu.edu> Contacts for advance information on User Sessions, Showcase, Tutorial and Workshop Proposals and Panel Proposals: User Sessions - Laurie Gerber <lgerber_(on)_languageweaver.com> Showcase - Jennifer Decamp <jdecamp_(on)_mitre.org> Tutorial and Workshop Proposals - Michelle Vanni <mvanni_(on)_arl.army.mil> Panel Proposals - Violetta Cavalli-Sforza <violetta_(on)_cs.cmu.edu> _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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