LINGUIST List 10.755

Tue May 18 1999

Calls: Translating/Computer, Lang/Speech Technology

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  1. Jeff ALLEN, Call for papers - Translating and the Computer 21
  2. Mike Rosner, EACL99 Workshop: Call for Participation

Message 1: Call for papers - Translating and the Computer 21

Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 13:14:04 +0200
From: Jeff ALLEN <>
Subject: Call for papers - Translating and the Computer 21

Please see conference call for papers below.
Contact Ms Nicole Adamides at <> for
further details.

Jeff Allen

21st Conference "Translating and the Computer"
 10-11 November 1999, London

The annual conference "Translating and the Computer" has been an
important forum for Machine Translation and Translation Aids users
over the past 20 years. The conference is one of the few international
events which focuses on the user aspects of translation software and
as such has been particularly beneficial to a very wide audience
including translators, business managers, researchers and language

Against the background of an increasingly multilingual society and the
all-encompassing impact of information technology, this year's
conference will address the latest developments in translation (and
translation-related) software.

This call for papers invites abstracts of papers to be presented at
the conference. The papers (and the presentations) should focus on the
user aspects of translation or translation-related software rather
than on research and development issues. Presentations accompanied by
demonstrations are especially welcome.

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The range of conference topics includes (but is not limited to)

- use of Machine Translation (MT) systems
- machine-aided translation and translation aids
- memory based translation
- controlled languages and their use in MT
- speech translation
- terminology
- localisation
- translation aids for minority languages
- multilingual document management/workflow
- experience of companies using translation software
- translating and the computer: the new millennium challenges
- the Internet and translation aids

Programme Chairs
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Daniel Grasmick (SAP)
Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton)
Chris Pyne (ICE)

Submission Guidelines
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Authors are requested to submit an extended abstract (between
500 and 1000 words) of the paper they would like to present.

Extended abstracts should be sent by post, fax or email before
1 June to:

Ms Nicole Adamides, Manager, Professional Development Group
ASLIB, The Association for Information Management
Staple Hall, Stone House Court, London, EC3A 7PB
Tel: +44 (0) 171 903 0030 
Fax: +44 (0) 171 903 0011

The full-length versions of the accepted papers will be included
in the conference proceedings. 

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Jeff ALLEN - Technical Manager/Directeur Technique
European Language Resources Association (ELRA) &
European Language resources - Distribution Agency (ELDA) 
(Agence Europe'enne de Distribution des Ressources Linguistiques)
55, rue Brillat-Savarin
75013 Paris FRANCE
Tel: (+33) - Fax: (+33)
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Message 2: EACL99 Workshop: Call for Participation

Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 12:31:29 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Mike Rosner <>
Subject: EACL99 Workshop: Call for Participation


Ninth Conference of the European Chapter
of the Association for Computational Linguistics

EACL-99, University of Bergen 
12th June 1999 

Sponsored by ELSNET
Invited Speaker Dr. Jo Calder
(University of Edinburgh)


The field of language and speech technology is such that curricula
have always been closely related to computational theories and related
tools. Yet tools that are available to support curricula are often no
more than unrefined versions of programs developed in research
laboratories that authors have generously made available to the
public. The aims of this workshop are:

- To present examples of computer/internet supported tools that
 are in current use or under development.

- To establish a registry of computational tools that are currently
 being used to support Education in Language and Speech Technology (ELST).

- To consider the possibility of adopting a common framework
 for the development of tools and environments specifically designed with
 educational goals in mind.

- To establish a special interest group (e.g. under the
 auspices of the learned associations and/or ELSNET) within which the
 educational issues in our field could be given the time and attention
 they deserve.

Full Programme:

Registration (via EACL99 Home Page):

Further information from coordinator:

Workshop Committee 

Michael Rosner (Malta - Coordinator)

Doug Arnold (Essex) 
Gerrit Bloothooft (Utrecht) 
Chris Bowerman (Sunderland) 
Anders Erikkson (Umea) 
Steven Krauwer (Utrecht) 
Mark Huckvale (London) 
Fabio Pianesi (Trento) 
Koenraad de Smedt (Bergen) 
Mark Tatham (Essex) 
Maria Wolters (Bonn) 
Felisa Verdejo (Madrid)

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