Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

MACHINE TRANSLATION AND THE INFORMATION SOUP

(MT in a growing field of language technologies)

The Sheraton Bucks County Hotel
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
October 28-31, 1998


The Association for Machine Translation in the Americas hold its third conference in the biennial series at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel in Langhorne, PA on October 28-31. AMTA-98 focused on the multilingual aspects of the diverse language technologies being used increasingly on the web: Information Retrieval, Text Summarization, Speech Recognition, and so on. The conference featured invited speakers, panel discussions, papers by researchers and developers, workshops, tutorials, and more.


THE PROGRAM

The complete description of the program can be found at http://www.isi.edu/natural-language/conferences/amta98/program.html


Featured Speakers:


Panels
Research Papers

Papers on a variety of topics, written by researchers, practitioners and users of Machine Translation and related language technologies were presented in sessions parallel to the system demonstrations.

See list of accepted papers at http://www.isi.edu/natural-language/conferences/amta98/accept-papers.html.


Tutorials


Exhibits

In addition to the scheduled demonstrations, vendor booths were showcasing commercial products on an ongoing basis throughout the conference.


PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, October 27
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

1. Second SIG-IL Workshop on Interlinguas and Interlingual Approaches to MT

Organizer: Stephen Helmreich, CRL/NMSU
Contact: Stephen Helmreich ( shelmrei@crl.nmsu.edU)
Webpage: http://crl.nmsu.edu/Events/FWOI/SecondWorkshop/index.html.

2. Workshop on Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Systems with an MT Component

Organizers: Clare Voss, ARL Florence Reeder, MITRE
Contact: Clare Voss (voss@arl.mil)
Webpage: http://rpstl.arl.mil/isb-south/Clareworkshop.htm


ACCOMMODATIONS

The Sheraton Bucks County Hotel - Langhorne, PA


ORGANIZERS

Conference Chair Program Chairs
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: hovy@isi.edu
Laurie Gerber
SYSTRAN Software, Inc.
7855 Fay Avenue, Suite 300
La Jolla, CA 92037
USA
Tel: +1-619-459-6700 ext. 119
Fax: +1-619-459-8487
Email: lgerber@systransoft.com
David Farwell
Computing Research Laboratory
New Mexico State University
Box 3001/3CRL
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003
USA
Tel: +1-505-646-5108
Fax: +1-505-646-6218
Email: david@crl.nmsu.edu
Local Arrangements Chair Exhibits Coordinator AMTA Focal Point
Martha Palmer
Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
Suite 400A, 3401 Walnut Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19041-6228
Tel: +1-215-898-0361
Fax: +1-215-573-9247
Email: mpalmer@linc.cis.upenn.edu
Kim Belvin
659 Dell Street
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Tel: +1-619-481-8446
Fax: +1-619-350-8613
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: AMTAInfo@worldnet.att.net

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