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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Canada: MT Summit XII Workshop on Beyond Translation Memories: New Tools for Translators -- 2nd CFP



SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Beyond Translation Memories: New Tools for Translators

Machine Translation Summit XII, Ottawa, August 29th 2009

 

 

Workshop Purpose and Theme

 

Since the late 1970s, when research on translation memories began, and the late 1980s, when the first commercial TM products became available, there have been few major breakthroughs which have led to new tools designed to support the activity of human translators. Instead, most research in the field has focussed on improving existing tools, be it translation memories, full machine translation, terminology databases, alignment editors, monolingual spelling or grammar checkers, voice recognition, workflow management, etc. The results have certainly been encouraging, often allowing translators and translation firms to work more efficiently and effectively. But have all the needs of translation practioners been fully satisfied? Beyond the recycling of full-sentence repetitions and their so-called fuzzy matches, are there new avenues left to explore?

 

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for the discussion – and perhaps even the demonstration – of such new tools for translators. Researchers, developers and practioners are invited to share ideas, approaches, perspectives and experiences that pertain to new technology or new ways of using existing technology to support and facilitate the translation process.

 

 

Topics of interest

 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 

 

 

 

Submission of papers

 

Authors are invited to submit a paper (max 8 pages) on the topics mentioned or related to the workshop theme. All papers should be written in English. Submissions should follow the MT Summit formatting guidelines. Papers should be anonymous and submitted with a separate cover sheet including the following information:

 

 

Papers should be sent in PDF format to: Marie-Josée Goulet (marie-josee dot goulet at uqo dot ca)

Web page: http://services.uqo.ca/UQO.Publication.ExploraPub/index.aspx?cdtypepubli=NOUV&nopubli=4443

 

 

Important Dates

 

Paper submission deadline:                                May 29, 2009

Notification of acceptance:                                June 29, 2009

Camera-ready submission deadline:       July 20, 2009

 

 

Organization

 

Chair:               Marie-Josée Goulet, University of Quebec in Outaouais

Co-chairs:        Christiane Melançon, University of Quebec in Outaouais

Alain Désilets, National Research Council of Canada

Elliott Macklovitch, University of Montreal

 

 

Program Committee

 

Caroline Barrière, National Research Council of Canada

Lynne Bowker, University of Ottawa

Alain Désilets, National Research Council of Canada

Patrick Drouin, University of Montreal

Marie-Josée Goulet, University of Quebec in Outaouais

Tony Hartley, University of Leeds

Marie-Claude L’Homme, University of Montreal

Elliott Macklovitch, University of Montreal

Christiane Melançon, University of Quebec in Outaouais

Sharon O’Brien, Dublin City University

Michel Simard, National Research Council of Canada

Harold Somers, University of Manchester