LINGUIST List 23.2569

Fri Jun 01 2012

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Translation/Denmark

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 01-Jun-2012
From: Laura Winther Balling <>
Subject: International Workshop on Expertise in Translation and Post-editing - Research and Applications
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Full Title: International Workshop on Expertise in Translation and Post-editing - Research and Applications Short Title: ETP
Date: 17-Aug-2012 - 18-Aug-2012 Location: Copenhagen, Denmark Contact Person: Merete Borch
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) and Machine Translation (MT) technology are modifying the translation profession. However, it is unclear where this development leads and how translation technologies can best help translators produce better translations faster. There is wide agreement among translation scholars that expert translators solve translation problems in a different manner than non-expert translators, but does that also hold for machine translation post-editing? And if so, how can we assess and compare these different processes? How exactly is human translation production different from human post-editing of MT output? For instance, is there anything like 'post-editing expertise' which compares to 'translation expertise'? How are these two types of expertise different from each other?

We are also interested in how advanced interactive CAT and MT technologies can be designed. How can the results from translation process research be applied to produce better automated translation aids which could better support human translators in their work? Can a better understanding of human translation processing help us design better CAT systems? Are there more and better ways to deploy the translation technology than merely post-editing machine generated translations?

The workshop will be preceded by the Second International PhD course in Translation Process Research from August 13 to 16.

Final Call for Papers:

The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to June 15, 2012. We invite papers on topics related to expertise in translation and post-editing, including all kinds of academic, research and industrial submissions, experience reports and visionary presentations. Abstracts should be approximately 400 words and will be published on the workshop website. A separate call for full papers will be issued after the workshop for publication in a special journal issue.

Important Dates:

Deadline: Abstract submission, June 15, 2012, to Merete Borch, mb.iadhcbs.dkNotification: Abstract acceptance, June 30, 2012Revised: Final version of abstract, August 1, 2012Workshop: Friday August 17 and Saturday August 18

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