LINGUIST List 15.754

Tue Mar 2 2004

Calls: Computational Ling/Austria; Computational Ling

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  1. ernst, 7 Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natuerlicher Sprache
  2. jeff.allen, 6th Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

Message 1: 7 Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natuerlicher Sprache

Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 11:32:29 -0500 (EST)
From: ernst <ernstai.univie.ac.at>
Subject: 7 Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natuerlicher Sprache

7 Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natuerlicher Sprache 
Short Title: KONVENS 2004 

Date: 14-Sep-2004 - 17-Sep-2004
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact: Ernst Buchberger
Contact Email: ernstai.univie.ac.at 
Meeting URL: http://www.oefai.at/konvens2004/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 14-May-2004 


Meeting Description:

The subject of KONVENS 2004 are all aspects of computational natural
language and speech processing.

 KONVENS 2004 - Call for Papers
 
 14.-17.September 2004 in Wien

 Deadline: 14.Mai 2004
 
 http://www.oefai.at/konvens2004/


Die ''Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natuerlicher Sprache'' (KONVENS) wird
seit 1992 im zweijaehrigem Turnus von den wissenschaftlichen
Fachgesellschaften DEGA, DGfS, GI, GLDV, ITG und OEGAI
ausgerichtet. Die KONVENS stellt einen Kristallisationspunkt fuer die
Veroeffentlichung wissenschaftlicher Ergebnisse bei der
Sprachverarbeitung insbesondere aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum dar.

Im Jahr 2004 wird die nunmehr siebente KONVENS vom 14.-17.September
2004 von der OEGAI an der Universitaet Wien veranstaltet.

Themen der wissenschaftlichen Konferenz sind alle Bereiche der
maschinellen Verarbeitung von natuerlicher Sprache in gesprochener als
auch in geschriebener Form.

Die Tagung verfolgt das Ziel, einen breiten Querschnitt durch die
aktuelle Forschung und Entwicklung im Gebiet der Sprachverarbeitung zu
bieten - unter Einschluss aller relevanten Disziplinen wie
Computerlinguistik, Sprachtechnologie, Kognitions-Psychologie,
Informatik, Akustik und Nachrichtentechnik. Eine besondere Ermutigung
geht an Nachwuchswissenschaftler, inhaltlich abgeschlossene Arbeiten
einzureichen und zur Diskussion zu stellen.

Beitraege aus der gesamten Bandbreite zwischen Forschung, Entwicklung,
Anwendung und Evaluation von natuerlichsprachlichen Ressourcen,
Komponenten und Systemen sind willkommen. Sie sollen
unveroeffentlichte Forschungs- und Entwicklungsergebnisse oder
innovative industrielle Anwendungen beschreiben.

Es wird hiermit aufgerufen, vollstaendig ausgearbeitete Vorschlaege
einzureichen fuer Vortraege, Posterpraesentationen oder
Systemvorfuehrungen.


Programm-Komitee

Elisabeth Andre, Universitaet Augsburg
Ernst Buchberger, Med. Universitaet Wien (OEGAI), Vorsitz
Stephan Busemann, DFKI Saarbruecken
Miriam Butt, Universitaet Konstanz (DGfS)
Grzegorz Dogil, Universitaet Stuttgart
Karin Harbusch, Universitaet Koblenz-Landau (GI)
Ruediger Hoffmann, TU Dresden (ITG)
Erwin Paulus, TU Braunschweig (DEGA)
Harald Trost, Med. Universitaet Wien


Vorgaben zur Einreichung

Eingereicht werden koennen Papers (maximal 8 Seiten) sowie Posters und
Vorschlaege fuer Systemdemonstrationen (max. 4 Seiten).
Tagungssprachen sind deutsch und englisch. Einreichungen erfolgen
elektronisch ueber ein Web-Interface
(http://www.oefai.at/cgi-bin/konvens2004/submit). Nach Eingabe der
Autorendaten und des Abstracts vergibt das System zunaechst eine
Tracking number und einen Authorization code, mit deren Hilfe dann das
Paper (als Postscript- oder pdf-Datei) upgeloaded werden kann. Details
sind der Webseite der Konvens2004, http://www.oefai.at/konvens2004/ zu
entnehmen.

Akzeptierte Beitraege werden in den Proceedings der Tagung
veroeffentlicht, die als Dokument der OEGAI-Schriftenreihe (ISBN
3-85027-005-X) zum Zeitpunkt der Tagung vorliegen werden.


Termine

14.05.2004: Deadline fuer die Einreichung von Beitraegen
30.06.2004: Mitteilung ueber Annahme oder Ablehnung
06.08.2004: Deadline fuer die Abgabe von Druckvorlagen
14. - 17.9.2004: Konferenz 
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Message 2: 6th Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 17:26:17 -0500 (EST)
From: jeff.allen <jeff.allenfree.fr>
Subject: 6th Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

6th Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in
the Americas
Short Title: AMTA-2004 

Date: 28-Sep-2004 - 02-Oct-2004
Location: Georgetown University, Washington DC, United States of America
Contact: Laurie Gerber
Contact Email: gerblpacbell.net 
Meeting URL: http://www.amtaweb.org/AMTA2004/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics ,Text/Corpus
Linguistics ,Translation

Call Deadline: 30-Mar-2004 


Meeting Description:

Theme: From Real Users to Research

The previous conference in this series (AMTA 2002) took up the theme
''From Research to Real Users'' which asked participants to explore
why the research conducted on machine translation doesn�Euro(tm)t seem
to be moving to the marketplace. The past two years have seen the
beginnings of change in this, as some research groups with data-driven
translation systems are commercializing their work, and rule-based
machine translation systems are introducing data-driven techniques to
the mix in their products.

For this conference, we reverse the question, and take as our theme
user needs and explore how or whether market requirements are feeding
into research programs.

Issues to be addressed:
* system customizability, memory requirements, and other issues
affecting commercial adoption
* integration and customization work 
* general advances in quality (including: inherent limits on
achievable quality? and varying quality by application?)
* How are people using MT today? 


For this conference, we reverse the question, and take as our theme
''user needs'' and explore how or whether market requirements are
feeding into research programs. Researchers see their roles as solving
the ''big hard problems'' that will yield higher translation quality
in competitive evaluations. As a result, researchers tend to focus on
core technologies and intellectually interesting techniques. But the
transition of research discoveries to practical use involves technical
questions which are less ''sexy'' and are relatively
unexplored. Important product issues such as system customizability,
memory requirements, and other issues affecting commercial adoption
are not seen as the proper domain of the research community. MT users
in a panel at AMTA 2002 emphasized that the major obstacles to MT
deployment relate to integratability and the extensive customization
work required to achieve quality goals. Although these problems
aren�Euro(tm)t algorithmic, they bear crucially on the ability of
tools to find commercial viability. And commercial viability in turn
can justify further investment in research.

What about quality? Research systems have made exciting advances in
recent years. Developers and analysts say that commercial MT system MT
quality has improved significantly as well. There are some exciting
commercial deployments out there too making use of it. But the larger
market seems as wary as ever and wants more evidence. How will these
general advances in quality yield the results needed for the
specialized applications, environments, and subject domains that make
up the real market? Are there inherent limits on achievable quality?
Does this vary by application?

How are people using MT today? Lots of innovative applications are
emerging, and you can see them demonstrated along with emerging
research systems in our half-day ''Research and Deployement'' showcase
Thursday afternoon, September 30. The new applications typically
include MT embedded in a larger toolset or workflow designed to meet
the real information needs of various communities.

One of the founding goals of AMTA was to bring together users,
researchers and developers in an ongoing dialog that gives members of
each of these communities a chance to hear and respond to each
others�Euro(tm) concerns and interests. AMTA 2004 will look at these
problems from the perspectives of various communities, making a
special effort to bring users and researchers together.

Location

Georgetown University is a place of considerable historic significance
to the machine translation community, and we return to it in the year
of the 50th anniversary of the GAT (Georgetown Automated Translation)
project, one of the first operational demonstrations of machine
translation technology.

Conference Organizers:
General Chair: Laurie Gerber gerblpacbell.net
Program Co-Chair for Research : Robert Frederking refcs.cmu.edu; 
Program Co-Chair "User/Commercial Focus: Kathi Taylor 
kathrynbtaylorcomcast.net
Local Arrangements: Jennifer Doyon jdoyonmitre.org
AMTA Focal Point: Priscilla Rasmussen focalpointamtaweb.org
Sponsorships: John White john.whitengc.com
Research and Deployment Showcase: Jennifer Decamp <jdecampmitre.org>
Exhibits: Walter Hartmann whmtconsult.com
Webmaster: Erika Grams egramsmindspring.com
Publicity Chair: Jeff Allen jeffmultilingual.com
Tutorials and Workshops Chair: Mike Dillinger mike.dillingerpobox.com


The conference will host the following:

* Conference papers (five categories of papers):
 1. Research papers 
 2. MT Users Session
 3. MT Research and Deployment Showcase
 4. Evolution of Machine Translation 
 5. System Descriptions/Demonstrations

* Tutorials

* Roundtable/Panel Sessions

* Workshops

* Product Exhibition


Important Dates:

March 30 2004: Submission intention deadline for conference papers
(abstract of maximum of 200 words + title + category + author(s) name)

April 23 2004: 
Submission deadline for roundtable/panel sessions
Submission deadline for tutorial proposals
Submission deadline for technical papers and presentations
Submission deadline for workshop proposals 

May 15 2004: Submission deadline for end user papers and presentations
June 11 2004: Notification to authors 
July 2 2004: Camera-ready copy due 
July 23 2004: Final papers to publisher 

All conference details available at:
http://www.amtaweb.org/AMTA2004/
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