LINGUIST List 5.451

Wed 20 Apr 1994

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Date: Wed, 20 Apr 1994 08:56:39 Machine Translation conference
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Subject: Machine Translation conference

 International Conference


 12-14 November 1994

 Organised by
 Cranfield University
 in conjunction with the
 Natural Language Translation
 Specialist Group of the
 British Computer Society


The Conference

The first Cranfield International Conference on Machine
Translation, jointly organised by the BCS-NLTSG and Cranfield,
was held in 1984.

In view of the success of that conference, we are marking its
tenth anniversary at Cranfield by holding another, similarly
jointly-sponsored, international conference on Machine

The title for the Conference is:

 Machine Translation: Ten Years On

Papers are invited which centre on what has been achieved in
Machine Translation (MT) and Machine Assisted Translation (MAT)
in the ten years on from 1984, and also what is expected to
happen in R & D of MT and MAT in the next ten years.

Sessions around this theme will range from the theoretical (eg.
"human translation v machine translation" or "recent work on
theory of translation and its message for MT") through the more
practical aspects (eg. research work on the needs for
standardisation and modularisation), to possible future
applications of MT (eg. its use in the telephone or television).
Among other topics on which papers are invited are: evaluation of
MT systems, developments in speech-related MT, translation tools,
and indeed any topic relevant to MT or MAT.

Emphasis in the Conference will nevertheless also be given to the
latest research in MT and MAT, illustrated where possible by
computer demonstrations of working systems.

It is expected that the Conference will help to give an impetus
for further research and development in MT and MAT in the coming
ten years.

We think everyone agreed how successful and enjoyable the '84
Cranfield Conference was. We are expecting the '94 Cranfield
Conference to be even better.

Invited Speakers

Speakers who have already accepted invitations include:

 John Hutchins, University of East Anglia, UK
 Professor Frank Knowles, University of Aston, Birmingham, UK
 Veronica Lawson, Translation Consultant, London, UK

Alternative Programme

An alternative programme can be arranged for persons accompanying
delegates. Among places which can be visited are: Milton
Keynes, The Open University, Cambridge, Oxford, Blenheim Palace,
Bletchley Park Museum and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Fees are expected to be:

Conference (covering attendance at sessions and exhibition, and
receipt of proceedings): Approximately 300 GBP

Residential accommodation (meals and accommodation for duration
of Conference, ie. two nights and three days. This includes
special Conference dinner): Approximately 120 GBP

Note: 1 These prices are VAT exempt.
 2 The prices include the registration fee of 40 GBP
 3 Non-residential delegates may pay for individual meals

Organising Committee

Douglas Clarke, Cranfield University.
John Hutchins, University of East Anglia.
Ian Kelly, GSI France, Treasurer BCS-NLTSG.
Professor Frank Knowles, University of Aston, Birmingham.
Veronica Lawson, Translation Consultant, London.
Monique L'Huillier, Royal Holloway College, University of London.
Ulla Magnusson Murray, Translation Consultant.
Alfred Vella, Cranfield University.
Boh Wasyliw, De Montfort University.
David Wigg, South Bank University, Chairman BCS-NLTSG.

Further Information

For further information, please contact members of the
Technological Applications of Linguistic Knowledge (TALK) Group
at Cranfield:

Douglas Clarke Alfred Vella
SME SIMS (Bldg.50)
TALK Group TALK Group
Cranfield University Cranfield University
Cranfield Cranfield
Bedford MK43 0AL Bedford MK43 0AL
England England

Telephone: +44 (0)234 750111

Fax: +44 (0)234 750728

Telex: 825072 CRNUN G


For further information please contact:

Douglas Clarke Alfred Vella
SME SIMS (Bldg.50)
TALK Group TALK Group
Cranfield University Cranfield University
Cranfield Cranfield
Bedford MK43 0AL Bedford MK43 0AL
England England

Telephone: +44 (0)234 750111

Fax: +44 (0)234 750728

Telex: 825072 CITECH G



Cranfield University is a centre of post-graduate and post
experience education and research, heavily involved in contract
work for Government and Industry.

Cranfield is about 50 miles north of London in countryside near
the new city of Milton Keynes. It is easily reached by road or
rail, or by air to the University's own airfield.

Residential accommodation will be available, usually in
individual study-bedrooms in Mitchell Hall, which is on the
Cranfield Campus.
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