[Elsnet-list] update and call for participation Tenjinno

Menno van Zaanen menno at ics.mq.edu.au
Tue Apr 11 01:39:56 CEST 2006


                                UPDATE
                                 and
                        CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

               Tenjinno Machine Translation Competition
                 http://www.ics.mq.edu.au/~tenjinno/

** News

On 6 April 2006, the first Tenjinno problem has been solved!


** Background

Tenjinno is a competition held in conjunction with the 8th
International Colloquium on Grammatical Inference (ICGI 2006) that
combines grammatical inference with machine translation.  The task is
to create a machine translation system using a set of training
sentences and to use the model to translate a set of test sentences.

The Tenjinno competition differs from other machine translation
competitions in that the data is artificial and generated from an
underlying formal model.  The Tenjinno machine translation competition
aims to measure and improve upon the current state-of-the-art in
grammatical inference.  Tenjinno is the successor to the earlier
Abbadingo, Gowachin and Omphalos competitions.

Information on how the data is generated and ideas on how to tackle
these problems can be found on the Tenjinno website together with
other information:
                 http://www.ics.mq.edu.au/~tenjinno/


** Participants

Tenjinno defines a problem that ranges over several fields.  As such,
we encourage submission from practitioners from all areas of computer
science including (but not limited to):
- machine learning,
- natural language processing,
- formal languages,
- machine translation, and
- bioinformatics.


** Results

The results of the competition will be presented and discussed during
the 8th International Colloquium on Grammatical Inference (ICGI 2006).
ICGI 2006 will be the first conference in this series to be held in
Asia.


** Important dates:

- 31 December  2005    Competition details available
-  1 January   2006    Competition begins
-  1 July      2006    Competition closes
-  2 July      2006    Competition winner announced
-    September 2006    Tenjinno session at ICGI-2006


For any comments or questions please contact the Tenjinno organisers
at tenjinno at ics.mq.edu.au.
- Brad Starkie
- Menno van Zaanen
- Dominique Estival

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