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Message 1: AMTA-98

Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 13:53:34 -0800
From: Eduard Hovy <hovyISI.EDU>
Subject: AMTA-98

AMTA-98: MACHINE TRANSLATION AND THE INFORMATION SOUP
 (MT in a growing field of language technologies)

 October 28-31, 1998

 The Sheraton Bucks County Hotel
 Langhorne, Pennsylvania

 http://www.isi.edu/natural-language/AMTA98.html

 >>>>>Updated Announcement<<<<<

**NEW>> Conference Program Schedule Included!
**NEW>> New Tutorial Added on Ontological Semantics!
**NEW>> New Workshop Added on Chinese Treebank construction!
**NEW>> "MT in the Corporate Setting" Workshop cancelled

Conference organized by

 AMTA - Association for Machine Translation in the Americas
 
The Association for Machine Translation in the Americas is pleased to
convene its third conference in the biennial series, to be held at the
Sheraton Bucks County Hotel in Langhorne, PA, on 28-31 October, with
tutorials and welcoming reception on Wednesday, October 28, and
pre-conference workshops scheduled for Tuesday October 27th.
 
Following on the success of last year's MT Summit, which commemorated
the 50th anniversary of machine translation, AMTA invites all who are
interested in any aspect of Machine Translation--developers,
researchers, users, and watchers--to attend the conference in October.
At AMTA-98 we will focus on the multilingual aspects of the diverse
language technologies being used increasingly on the web: Information
Retrieval, Text Summarization, Speech Recognition, and so on. As
usual, the conference will feature invited speakers, panel
discussions, papers by researchers and developers, workshops,
tutorials, and more.

Participation by members of AMTA's sister organizations, AAMT in Asia
and EAMT in Europe, is strongly encouraged. And people working in
related areas, such as information retrieval and summarization, are
very welcome to attend.

The full program and registration details are available at 
 http://www.isi.edu/natural-language/AMTA98.html

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM

Featured Speakers

The international business of MT:
 Gaston Bastiaens (Lernout & Hauspie) 

Intergrating MT with other technologies:
 Louis Monier (AltaVista Inc.) 

Situating MT in the Information Soup!
 Gary Strong (National Science Foundation)	

MT-Related technologies: 
Gregory Grefenstette (Xerox Research) -- Information Retrieval
 Jaime Carbonnell (Carnegie Mellon University) 
 -- Multilingual Text Summarization 

The future of the lexicon: 
 Pascale Fung (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
 Dan Melamed (West Group)

Panels

1. Breaking the Quality Ceiling (moderator: David Farwell) 
2. The Forgotten Majority: Neglected Languages (moderator: 
 Laurie Gerber) 
3. A Seal of Approval for MT Systems (moderator: Eduard Hovy) 

Research Papers

See list of accepted papers.

Tutorials

Participants may choose from a number of tutorials to be held in the
morning and the afternoon of Wednesday, 28 October.

***NOTE: NEW TUTORIAL JUST ADDED on Ontological Semantics***

1. Survey of Methodological Approaches to MT -- Harold Somers, UMIST
2. Multilingual Text Summarization -- Eduard Hovy, USC/ISI 
3. Speech-to-speech Translation -- Monika Woszczyna, CMU
4. MT Evaluation: Old, New and Recycled -- John White, PRC
5. Survey of Language Learning Technologies -- Patricia O'Neill-Brown,
 US Dept of Commerce
6. Multilingual Text Retrieval -- Gregory Grefenstette, Xerox/Grenoble
7. **NEW** 
 Ontological Semantics for Knowledge Based MT -- Sergei Nirenburg, 
 CRL/NMSU

System Demonstrations
 
Demonstrations will be given both in a theater-style setting as part
of the regular program and on tabletops, where non-commercial systems
will be presented on an announced schedule. Demonstrations will occur
in parallel with the research paper sessions.

Exhibits
 
In addition to the scheduled demonstrations, vendor booths will
showcase commercial products on an ongoing basis throughout the
conference. If you would like to exhibit, please fill in the form
obtainable via the web at
 http://www.isi.edu/natural-language/amta98/exhibitregistration.html
which contains the registration and booth application form.
Alternatively, please contact:

 Kimberly K. Belvin 
 AMTA-98 Exhibits Coordinator 
 659 Dell St. 
 Solana Beach, CA 92074 
 tel: 619-481-8446 
 fax: 619-350-8613 
 email: kbelvinucsd.edu 

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS 

Three pre-conference workshops will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday,
October 27 and 28, from 9:00-5:00:

Tuesday, October 27 

1. Second SIG-IL Workshop on Interlinguas and Interlingual Approaches
to MT
 Organizer: Stephen Helmreich, CRL/NMSU 
 Contact: Stephen Helmreich (shelmreicrl.nmsu.edu) 

**NOTE** MT in the Corporate Setting WORKSHOP CANCELLED

Wednesday, October 28

2. Embedded MT: Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Systems with
an MT Component
 Organizers: Clare Voss, ARL; Tapas Kanungo, University of Maryland; 
 Ann Brodeen, ARL
 Contact: Clare Voss (vossarl.mil)

3. Chinese Treebank Construction
 Organizer: Martha Palmer, University of Pennsylvania 
 Contact: Martha Palmer (mpalmerlinc.cis.upenn.edu)

RELATED EVENTS
 
- Wednesday: Welcoming reception in Exhibit Area (complementary)

- Friday: Banquet at the University of Pennsylvania's Palladium
Restaurant

- Saturday: Optional tour of historic downtown Philadelphia area:
 Independence Mall, Liberty Bell, etc.

ACCOMMODATIONS 

The Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, Langhorne, PA. 
 
Conveniently located in an area renowned for its beauty, history and
culture, the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel offers easy access to
Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey. Just off I-95 and Route 1,
northeast of Philadelphia, it is minutes away from planes, trains and
turnpikes, right in the heart of Berenstein Bears countryside. Guests
are surrounded by unique shopping, sightseeing and entertainment
opportunities including Sesame Place, Peddler's Village, and the
Franklin Mills Mall, and minutes away from historic New Hope.
Atlantic City and the Pennsylvania Dutch country are easy day trips.
 
This recently built, colonial style hotel has 187 rooms.
Accommodations include luxurious suites for corporate lodging and
entertaining, and an executive floor. Spacious guest rooms are
soundproof and feature individually controlled air conditioning,
direct two-line touch-tone phones, cable TV with remote control, and
coffee makers. The elegant hospitality is complete with valet
parking, a hair salon for men and women, valet service, gift shop,
video game room, fully-equipped spa with indoor pool, state-of-the-art
exercise equipment, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Further
information is available from
 http://www.isi.edu/natural-language/AMTA98.html

TRAVEL 

Air travel is available to Philadelphia from all major North American
airports and from many international ones.

Shuttles from airport to hotel: First Class Airport Transportation
Co. runs special rates from the Philadelphia Aiport to the Sheraton
($23 each one-way for 1 person, $17.50 each one-way for two people,
and $12.50 each one-way for more than three persons).

Regional rail:

For those coming in by train, the R5 runs from 30th Street Station in
Philadelphia to Langhorne, PA. It costs $4.50 (peak) / $3.75
(off-peak) one-way. For more information call Septa at 215-580-7800.
Tickets are also always on sale at the station. The approximate costs
to take an Amtrak train (1-way) are: - Washington DC to Trenton,
unreserved $53 ($59 Fri. or Sun.) - New York City to Trenton,
unreserved $27 ($33 Fri. or Sun.)

REGISTRATION FORM
 
A copy of the AMTA-98 registration form is posted on the Web at
 http://www.isi.edu/natural-language/AMTA98.html

Alternatively, please contact 
 Debbie Becker
 Association for Machine Translation in the Americas
 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 300
 Washington, DC 20004
 USA
 Tel/fax: +1-703-716-0912
 Email: amtaclark.net 

ORGANIZERS 

Conference Chair
 Eduard Hovy
 USC Information Sciences Institute
 4676 Admiralty Way
 Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695
 USA
 Tel: +1-310-822-1511 ext. 731
 Fax: +1-310-823-6714
 Email: hovyisi.edu
 
Program Chairs
David Farwell Laurie Gerber
Computing Research Laboratory SYSTRAN Software, Inc.
New Mexico State University 7855 Fay Avenue 
Box 3001/3CRL Suite 300 
Las Cruces, NM 88003 La Jolla, CA 92037 
USA USA 
Tel: +1-505-646-5108 Tel: +1-619-459-6700 
Fax: +1-505-646-6218 Fax: +1-619-459-8487 
Email: davidcrl.nmsu.edu Email: lgerbersystransoft.com
 
Local Arrangements Chair Exhibits Coordinator
Martha Palmer Kimberly Kellogg Belvin
Department of Computer Science 659 Dell Street 
University of Pennsylvania Solana Beach, CA 92075 
200 S. 33rd Street USA 
Philadelphia, PA 19104 Tel: +1-619-481-8446
USA Fax: +1-619-350-8613 
Tel: +1-215-898-2661 Email: kbelvinucsd.edu 
Fax: +1-215-898-0587 
Email: mpalmerlinc.cis.upenn.edu

AMTA Focal Point
 Deborah Becker
 Association for Machine Translation in the Americas
 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 300
 Washington, DC 20004
 USA
 Tel/fax: +1-703-716-0912
 Email: amtaclark.net


================ CONFERENCE PROGRAM ==================

Please see http://www.isi.edu/natural-language/amta98/program.html .

TUESDAY, 27 October

 9:00 - 5:00
 Workshop: Interlinguas and Interlingual Approaches to MT 

WEDNESDAY, 28 October 

9:00 - 12:00 
Tutorial: MT Evaluation -- John White, PRC 
Tutorial: MT Approaches -- Harold Somers, UMIST 
Tutorial: ICALL Techniques -- Patricia O'Neill-Brown, US Dept of
	Commerce
Tutorial: Ontological Semantics -- Sergei Nirenburg, CRL/NMSU 
Workshop: Embedded MT 

2:00 - 5:00
Tutorial: Multilingual IR -- Gregory Grefenstette, Xerox Research
	Europe
Tutorial: Speech-to-Speech MT -- Monica Woszczyna, CMU 
Tutorial: Multilingual Summarization -- Eduard Hovy, USC/ISI 
Tutorial: Chinese Treebank Workshop -- Martha Palmer, U. of
	Pennsylvania
Workshop: Embedded MT (continued)

6:00 - 8:00
WELCOME RECEPTION 
Exhibits


THURSDAY, 29 October

8:45 - 9:00
OPENING REMARKS
Eduard Hovy, Conference Chair
Martha Palmer, Local Arrangements Chair
David Farwell & Laurie Gerber, Program Chairs

9:00 - 10:30
KEYNOTE 1 
The International Business of MT 
Gaston Bastiaens, Lernout & Hauspie

10:30 - 11:00 
BREAK 
Exhibits 

11:00 - 12:30
ROOM A: PANEL 1: THE FORGOTTEN MAJORITY: NEGLECTED LANGUAGES
Moderator: Laurie Gerber, SYSTRAN Software Inc. 
Panelists: 
 Scott Bennett, LOGOS Inc. 
 Denis Gachot, SYSTRANS Software Inc. 
 Sergei Nirenburg, CRL/NMSU 
 John O'Hara, Globalink Inc. 
 Harold Somers, UMIST 
 Peter Wilkniss, CATANAL Project

ROOM B: TECHNICAL PAPERS
 
A Modular Approach to Spoken Language Translation for Large Domains -
M. Wosczcyna, M. Broadhead, D. Gates, M. Gavalda, A. Lavie, L. Levin, 
& A. Waibel, Carnegie Mellon University

Enhancing Automatic Acquisition of the Thematic Structure in a
Large-Scale Lexicon for Mandarin - M. Olsen, B. Dorr, S. Thomas, U. of
Maryland

Ordering Translation Templates by Assigning Confidence Factors -
Zeynep z & Ilyas Cicekli, Bilkent University

12:30 - 2:00 - LUNCH - Exhibits

2:00 - 3:30 
ROOM A: INVITED PRESENTATIONS: MT-Related Language Technologies
Multilingual Information Retrieval - Gregory Grefenstette, Xerox
	Europe
Multilingual Text Summarization - Jaime Carbonell, Carnegie Mellon U.

ROOM B: SYSTEM DEMOS 
Alis Translation Solutions Application: Multilingual Search and Query
 Expansion -N. Cote, Alis Technologies Inc.
SYSTRAN Enterprise - 
 Christian Raby, SYSTRAN Software Inc.
Integrating Tools with the Translation Process - 
 Edith Westfall, TRADOS Corporation

3:30 - 4:00 
BREAK 
Exhibits 

4:00 - 5:30
ROOM A: TECHNICAL PAPERS 
Quality and Robustness in MT--a Balancing Act - 
 Bianka Buschbeck-Wolf & Michael Dorna, University of Stuttgart
Parallel Strands: A Preliminary Investigation into Mining the Web for
 Bilingual Text - Philip Resnik, U. of Maryland
An English-to-Turkish Interlingual MT System - 
 Dilek Hakkani, Gkhen Tr, Kemal Oflazer, Bilkent University; 
 Teruko Mitamura, & Eric Nyberg, Carnegie Mellon University
Rapid Prototyping of Domain-Specific Machine Translation Systems - 
 Martha Palmer & Owen Rambow, University of Pennsylvania

ROOM B: TECHNICAL PAPERS 
Time-Constrained Machine Translation - 
Janine Toole, Davide Turcato, Fred Popowich, Dan Fass & Paul
	McFetridge,
Simon Fraser University

An Evaluation of the Multi-Engine MT Architecture - 
Christopher Hogan & Robert Frederking, Carnegie Mellon University 
An Ontology-Based Approach to Parsing Turkish Sentences - 
Murat Temizsoy & Ilyas Cicekli, Bilkent University
Monolingual Translator Workstation - 
Guy Bashkansky, IBM-Haifa; Uzzi Ornan, Technion

6:00 - 7:00
AMTA General Membership Meeting

FRIDAY, 30 October 

9:00-10:30
ROOM A: TECHNICAL PAPERS 
Fast Document Translation forCross-Language Information Retrieval -
 Scott McCarley & Salim Roukos, IBM
Machine Translation in Context - 
 Kurt Godden, General Motors
Easy English: Addressing Structural Ambiguity - 
 Arendse Bernth, IBM
Multi-Subject Constructions in the Multilingual MT System CAT2 - 
 Munpyo Hong, IAI, Saarbrcken

ROOM B: TECHNICAL PAPERS 
A Multilingual Procedure for Dictionary-Based Sentence Alignment - 
 Adam Meyers, Ralph Grishman, NYU; Michiko Kosaka, Monmouth U.

Taxonomy and Semantic Processing from the Perspective of Machine
Readable Dictionaries - Jason Chang, Mathis Chen, National Tsing Hua
University;
 Sue Ker, Soochow University

Can Simultaneous Interpretation Help Machine Translation - 
 Dan Loehr, Georgetown University

Sentence Analysis Using a Concept Lattice - 
 Lebelo Serutla & Derrick Kourie, University of Pretoria

ROOM C: TECHNICAL PAPERS 

Evaluating Language Technologies: The MULTIDOC Approach to Taming the
 Knowledge Soup - Jurg Schutz & Rita Nobel, IAI, Saarbracken
Integrating Query Translation and Document Translation in a
	Cross-Language
Information Retrieval System - Guo-Wei Bian & Hsin-Hsi Chen, National
Taiwan University

When Stalhandski Becomes Steelglove: A Corpus Based Study of Names in
 Parallel Text - Pernilla Danielsson & Katarina Mahlenbock, 
	Goteborg U. 

10:30 - 11:00 
BREAK 
Exhibits 

11:00 - 12:30
ROOM A: PANEL 2: A SEAL OF APPROVAL FOR MT SYSTEMS
Moderator: Eduard Hovy, USC/Information Sciences Institute 
Panelists: 
 John Hutchins, University of East Anglia 
 Bente Maegaard, CST, Copenhagen 
 L. Chris Miller, MCS, Washington 
 Hozumi Tanaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology 
 Reba Rosenbluth, SYSTRAN Software, Inc. 
 Muriel Vasconcellos 
 John White, Litton PRC 

ROOM B: SYSTEM DEMOS 
EMIS: A Multilingual Information System - 
 Borbel Ripplinger, IAI, Saarbracken
An Open Transfer Translation - 
 Jorge Kinoshita, Universidade de Sao Paulo
TransEasy: A Chinese-English MT System Based on Hybrid Approach - 
Liu Qun, Chinese Academy of Science; Yu Shiwen, Peking University
Sakhr Arabic-English Computer-Aided Translation System - 
 Achraf Chalabi, Sakhr Software Inc. 

ROOM C: TECHNICAL PAPERS 
SYSTRAN on AltaVista: A User Study of Real-Time MT on the Internet -
 Jin Yang & Elke Lange, SYSTRAN Software Inc.
Making Semantic Interpretation Parser Independent - 
 Ulrich Germann, USC/Information Sciences Institute 
Implementing MT in the Greek Public Sector: A Users' Survey - 
 Athanassia Fourla & Olga Yannoutsou, Inst. for Language and Speech 
 Processing, Greece
Statistical Approach for Korean Analysis: A Method Based on Structural 
 Patterns - Nari Kim, University of Pennsylvania 

12:30 - 2:00 
LUNCH 
Exhibits 

2:00 - 3:30
KEYNOTE 2 
Integrating MT with Other Technologies
Louis Monier, AltaVista Inc. 

3:30 - 4:00 
BREAK 
Exhibits 

4:00 - 5:30 ROOM A: INVITED PRESENTATIONS: The Future of the Lexicon
Empirical Methods for MT Lexicon Development - Dan Melamed, West Group

A Statistical View on Bilingual Lexicon Extraction: From Parallel
Corpora to Non-Parallel Corpora - Pascale Fung, Hong Kong U. of
Science & Tech

ROOM B: TECHNICAL PAPERS 
Twisted Pair Grammar: Support for Rapid Development of MT for Low
 Density Languages - Douglas Jones, US Department of Defense 
A Thematic Hierarchy for Efficient Generation from Lexical-Conceptual 
 Structure - Bonnie Dorr, Nizar Habash & David Traum, U. of Maryland
The LMT Transformational System -
 Micheal McCord & Arendse Bernth, IBM Finding the Right Words: An
Analysis of Not-Translated Words in Machine
 Translation - Florence Reeder & Dan Loehr, The Mitre Corporation

ROOM C: TECHNICAL PAPERS Predicting What MT is Good for: User
Judgements and Task Performance -
 Kathryn Taylor & John White, Litton PRC & FIDUL
Reusing Translated Terms to Expand a Multilingual Thesaurus - 
 Rocio Guillen, California State University at San Marcos Spicing Up
the Information Soup: Machine Translation and the Internet -
 Steve McLaughlin & Ulrike Schwall, Lernout & Hauspie Revision of
Morphological Analysis Errors through Person Name Construction
 Model - Hiroyuki Shinnou, Ibaraki University

7:00 
BANQUET



SATURDAY, 31 October

9:00 - 10:25
ROOM A: TECHNICAL PAPERS
 
Lexical Choice and Syntactic Generation in a Transfer System:
Transformations
 in the New LMT English-German System - Claudia Gdaniec, IBM
Translation with Finite-State Devices - 
 Kevin Knight & Yaser Al-Onaizan, USC/Information Sciences Institute
Lexical Selection for Cross-Language Applications: Combining LCS with
WordNet -
 Bonnie Dorr & Maria Katsova, University of Maryland
Improving Translation Quality by Manipulating Sentence Length - 
 Laurie Gerber, SYSTRAN Systems Inc.; Eduard Hovy, USC/ISI 

ROOM B: SYSTEM DEMOS 
Demo of Alis Translation Solutions: Overview - 
 N. Cote, Alis Technologies Inc.
Logos8 System Description - 
 Brigitte Orliac, LOGOS Inc. 
SYSTRANET Online Translation Services - 
 Laurent Pontegnier, SYSTRAN Software Inc.

10:25 - 10:45 
BREAK 
Exhibits 

10:45 - 12:10
ROOM A: PANEL 3: BREAKING THE QUALITY CEILING
Moderator:David Farwell, Computing Research Laboratory, NMSU
Panelists:
 John Chandioux, Chandioux Consultants 
 Ron Fournier, Lexi-tech Inc. 
 Sergei Nirenburg, Computing Research Laboratory, NMSU 
 Harold Somers, UMIST 

ROOM B: TECHNICAL PAPERS 

Machine Translation among Languages with Transitivity Divergences
Using
 the Causal Relation in the Interlingual Lexicon - Yukiko Alam, San 
 Francisco State University
A Comparative Study of Query and Document Translation for
Cross-Language
 Information Retrieval - Douglas Oard, University of Maryland
Lexicons as Gold: Mining, Embellishment and Reuse - 
 Keith Miller & David Zajic, The Mitre Corporation

12:10 - 1:15 
LUNCH 
Last Chance to Visit Exhibits! 

1:15 - 2:45
KEYNOTE 3 
Situating MT in the Information Technology Soup! 
 Gary Strong, NSF

2:45 - 3:00 
CLOSING REMARKS 
Eduard Hovy, Conference Chair 

- -----------------------------------------------------
Eduard Hovy
email: hovyisi.eduUSC Information Sciences Institute 
tel: 310-822-1511 ext 7314676 Admiralty Way 
fax: 310-823-6714 Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695 

project homepage: 
http://www.isi.edu/natural-language/nlp-at-isi.html
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