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AMTA-2010

                   The Ninth Biennial Conference
         of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

              Westin Tabor Center, Denver, Colorado
                  October 31 - November 05, 2010

            Conference Website:  http://amta2010.amtaweb.org/


                           FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

                     EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE

         Research Papers and Student Research Workshop: June 1, 2010


       MACHINE TRANSLATION IN THE PRODUCTION PIPELINE

The ninth biennial conference of the Association for Machine Translation in
the Americas (AMTA-2010) will be held at the Westin Tabor Center in Denver
Colorado, Sunday, October 31 through Friday, November 5.  AMTA-2010 will
take
place immediately following the 51st Annual Conference of the American
Translators Association (ATA), also taking place in Denver, October 27-30.
The two conferences are planning multiple coordinated events around joint
topics of interest.  These are designed to deepen MT researchers' and
developers' understanding of the needs of the commercial translation
industry
and human translators, while also fostering translators' understanding of
modern MT technology and the role of advanced translation automation in
commercial translation processes.

In addition to a research track, the main AMTA-2010 conference program will
include presentation tracks for government and commercial users of MT and a
"Technology Showcase" of commercial and research-stage MT technology.  The
research program will include a peer-reviewed competitive "Student Research
Workshop" designed to highlight and foster the work of the next
generation of
MT researchers.  Tutorials will be held on Sunday, October 31, and
workshops
will take place primarily on Thursday and Friday, November 4-5.

AMTA President and AMTA-2010 General Chair: Alon Lavie, Carnegie Mellon
University

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Call for MT Research Papers at AMTA-2010

Contact: Hassan Sawaf (hassan (at) sawaf.de)

Machine Translation continues to be one of the most active research areas
within Natural Language Processing.  MT evaluations, such as those
conducted
by NIST, provide ample evidence that the field of MT continues to grow and
attract more and more researchers.  Data-driven approaches have become
particularly fashionable in recent years.  These approaches have generated
systems that have been the top performers in recent comparative
evaluations.
Furthermore, the challenges of building competitive MT systems have been
significantly reduced with the introduction of open source toolkits such as
GIZA++ and MOSES.  This development, exciting as it is, also bears the
danger
of introducing uniformity into MT research.  AMTA aims to promote
diversity in
MT research and actively seeks research papers across the entire range
of the
MT research spectrum for the AMTA-2010 research program.  We solicit
submissions in English of unpublished papers describing original
research on
all aspects of Machine Translation.  We particularly encourage
submissions on
topics related to the conference theme of MT applied within commercial
translation settings.


Important dates:

- EXTENDED Submission deadline:  Tuesday, June 1
- Notifications of acceptance:   Monday, July 12
- Final "camera-ready" versions: Monday, August 16


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 acquisition and induction
- Hybrid approaches that integrate and unify aspects of rule-based MT
and  statistical MT
- MT for resource-poor languages
- MT on resource-limited machinery (e.g. PDAs)
- Distributed architectures for large data MT
- Speech-to-speech or speech-to-text MT
- MT with OCR
- MT for communication (chats, blogs, social networks)
- Customization and adaptation of high-performance MT systems
- Deep integration of MT technology within translation and localization 
pipelines
- MT Evaluation


Submission Instructions:

Papers should not be longer than 10 pages and should be in pdf format. 
Style
files (Latex and MS Word) are posted on the conference web-page at:

http://amta2010.amtaweb.org/

To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and
affiliations within the paper and avoid obvious self-references.

AMTA 2010 is using the START conference management system. To submit a
research paper go to the submission website at:

https://www.softconf.com/amta/amta2010/

and follow the instructions on the web page.


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Student Research Workshop

Contacts:
Nguyen Bach - Student Co-chair   ( nbach at cs dot cmu dot edu )
Steve DeNeefe - Student Co-chair ( deneefe at usc dot edu )
Stephan Vogel - Faculty advisor  ( stephan dot vogel at cs dot cmu dot edu )

AMTA-2010 will feature a Student Research Workshop, which will be
embedded as
an integral part of the research program at the conference.  Students at
all
levels of study (undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate) are invited to
submit papers describing their research work.  To qualify, the main
author of
the paper must be a student or a post-doc.  Both completed work as well as
work in progress is eligible for submission. Submissions will be
competitively
reviewed by a committee consisting of both advanced MT students and senior
researchers, in a process similar to the reviewing of submissions to the
main
AMTA-2010 research program.  We hope to provide travel and participation
financial support to the students selected for presentations.  Details
will be
posted on the conference website when available.

Important dates:

- EXTENDED Submission deadline:  Tuesday, June 1
- Notifications of acceptance:   Monday, July 12
- Final "camera-ready" versions: Monday, August 16


Topics:

All topics related to MT research are welcome. See the list of topics
for the
MT Research Program above for a listing of sample topics of interest.


What to submit:

Papers should not be longer than 10 pages, formatted using the provided
style
files for research papers, and in pdf format.  Style files (Latex and MS
Word)
are posted on the conference web-page at:

http://amta2010.amtaweb.org/

To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and
affiliations within the paper and avoid obvious self-references.

The AMTA 2010 Student Research Workshop is using the START conference
management system.  To submit a paper go to the submission website at:

https://www.softconf.com/amta/AMTA-2010-SRW/

and follow the instructions on the web page.