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6th EAMT Workshop:
Teaching Machine Translation
November 14 - 15, 2002
UMIST, Manchester
Call for Papers

The sixth EAMT (European Association for Machine Translation) Workshop will take place on November 14-15, 2002 hosted by the Centre for Computational Linguistics, UMIST, Manchester.
Organized by the European Association for Machine Translation, in association with the Natural Language Translation Specialist Group of the British Computer Society, the Workshop will focus on the topic of:

Teaching Machine Translation

The following topics are of interest:

  • why and to whom should MT be taught?
  • teaching the theoretical background of MT: linguistics, computer science, translation theory
  • addressing preconceptions about MT in the classroom
  • the use of commercial MT programs in hands-on teaching
  • teaching computational aspects of MT to non-computational students
  • web-based distance learning of MT
  • MT education and industry: bridging the gap between academia and the real world
  • teaching pre- and post-editing skills to MT users
  • teaching MT evaluation
  • building modules or `toy' MT systems in the laboratory
  • experiences of the evaluation of MT instruction
  • the role of MT in language learning
  • translation studies and MT
  • etc.
  • Workshop invites submissions of an extended abstract of your proposed paper, up to two pages, summarizing the main points that will be made in the actual paper. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Programme Committee. Authors of accepted papers will be asked to submit a full version of the paper, maximum 12 pages, which will be included in the proceedings. A stylefile for accepted submissions will be available in due course.
    Initially, an extended abstract should be sent, preferably by email as an attachment in any of the standard formats (doc, html, pdf, ps) or as plain text, to

    Programme Committee

  • Harold Somers, UMIST, Manchester
  • Derek Lewis, University of Exeter
  • Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton
  • Mikel Forcada, Universitat d'Alacant
  • Karl-Heinz Freigang, Universitšt des Saarlandes
  • David Wigg, South Bank University, London
  • John Hutchins, EAMT
  • Roger Harris, BCS
  • Important dates
    Deadline for extended abstract August 8, 2002
    Acceptance notification September 6, 2002
    Final copies due October 14, 2002
    Conference dates November 14-15, 2002
    Centre for Computational Linguistics, UMIST

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