AMTA-96 Conference, Montreal, October 2-5, firstname.lastname@example.org (Eduard Hovy)
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Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 18:07:41 -0500
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Subject: AMTA-96 Conference, Montreal, October 2-5, 1996
--- CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ---
Association for Machine Translation in the Americas
AMTA-96 Conference, Montreal, October 2-5, 1996
Accelerating Machine Translation Development:
Research, Business, and Personal Use
Following the very successful AMTA conference near Washington, DC in
October 1994, the second conference of the Association for Machine
Translation in the Americas will be held in Montreal, Canada, at the
Radisson Hotel, on October 2-5, 1996.
Once again there will be something for everyone! Retaining the pattern
established by its predecessor, AMTA-96 will offer a blend of invited
talks, panel discussions, research papers, system demonstrations and
descriptions, tutorials, workshops, book exhibits, and social events.
The three days of the conference will also facilitate gatherings of
the Special Interest Groups on topics ranging from interlinguas and
ontologies, lexicons, standards and data exchange, MT on PCs, and MT
The overall intent of the conference is to bring together MT developers,
researchers, and users, to share the latest information on MT and to
forge partnerships for addressing the challenge of language barriers
that impede communication on the Information Highway. Participation
by members of AMTA's sister organizations in Europe and Asia is
Invited talks and panel discussions will highlight topical and contro-
versial questions, encouraging lively interactions, as they did at
AMTA-94. In the theory sessions, technical papers will address a
wide range of topics, while in practical sessions, the problems of
developing and bringing MT systems to market will be discussed, with
online demonstrations. In addition, booths can be rented to display
systems and products.
AMTA will also hold its General Members' Meeting during the conference.
PAPER AND SYSTEM DESCRIPTION/DEMONSTRATION SUBMISSIONS.
Authors/system developers are invited to submit two kinds of presentations:
1. Theoretical papers: Unpublished papers are requested about original
work on all aspects of Machine Translation. Papers should be in
English, not longer than 10 pages, with minimum character font size
of 11 pt.
2. System descriptions with optional system demonstrations: Approx. 30
minutes will be allocated per system description/demo. Submissions
should be in English, not longer than 4 pages. If a system demon-
stration is included, please provide the following information:
- hardware platform,
- operating system,
- name and contact information of system operations specialist.
First page: Both types of submission should include an additional first
page with the following information:
- paper title,
- author(s)' name(s), address(es), telephone and fax numbers, email
- one-paragraph abstract,
- for theoretical papers: subject area keyword(s)
for system descriptions/demos: the words "System description/demo".
Submissions are due at either addresses below on April 15, 1996.
Softcopy submissions (papers that do not print will be returned to the
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
subject line: AMTA-96 submission
- ASCII plain text
- Microsoft Word (RTF format)
Hardcopy submissions (please send four (4) copies):
AMTA-96: Eduard Hovy
USC Information Sciences Institute
4676 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695
Organization and further details.
Local arrangements chair:
Elliott Macklovitch, CITI, Montreal (email: email@example.com)
Eduard Hovy, USC/ISI, Marina del Rey (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
email: email@example.com USC Information Sciences Institute
tel: 310-822-1511 ext 731 4676 Admiralty Way
fax: 310-823-6714 Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695
project homepage: http://www.isi.edu/natural-language/nlp-at-isi.html