[Elsnet-list] Boston: 7th Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA 2006) -- Second CFP

Priscilla Rasmussen rasmusse at research.rutgers.edu
Wed Apr 5 23:58:34 CEST 2006



                         SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

                                AMTA 2006 

                         7th Biennial Conference
            Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

                           Boston, August 8-12

                  Web Page: http://amta2006.amtaweb.org/  
		     Submission Page:
		     http://www.softconf.com/start/AMTA06/

         **** SUBMISSION INTENTION EXTENDED TO APRIL 17th, 2006 ****
                        (instructions included below)

			        **** FULL SUBMISSION DUE MAY 1st, 2006
                                     ****


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We solicit submissions in English for unpublished papers describing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 data-driven MT (Statistical MT, Example-based MT,
      etc.)
      * Advances in rule-based MT (Transfer-based MT, Interlingual MT,
      etc.)
      * 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 17	Submission **intention** deadline for conference
papers 
	[See below for instructions]
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
  

Submission Intention
====================
To do a submission intention:
(1) Go to http://www.softconf.com/start/AMTA06/
(2) Follow instructions to submit a regular paper. Fill all your
information including paper title and Abstract.  No need to upload a
paper. 
(3) You will receive a confirmation number and submission
password. Use these later when you do the full submission.  If you
decide not to submit a paper after all, there is no need to do
anything. 

Full Submission 
===============
(1) Go to http://www.softconf.com/start/AMTA06/
(2) Use the confirmation number and submission password you received
when you did your submission intention. 
(3) Follow instructions to submit paper.


Contacts
========
Program Chairs: Nizar Habash <habash at cs.columbia.edu> 
                and Alon Lavie <alavie at cs.cmu.edu>

Contacts for advance information on User Sessions, Showcase, Tutorial 
and Workshop Proposals and Panel Proposals:

User Sessions - Laurie Gerber <lgerber at languageweaver.com>
Showcase - Jennifer Decamp <jdecamp at mitre.org>
Tutorial and Workshop Proposals - Michelle Vanni <mvanni at arl.army.mil>
Panel Proposals - Violetta Cavalli-Sforza <violetta at cs.cmu.edu>



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