MT Summit V

Machine Translation Conference, Exhibition & Tutorial

Luxembourg, July 10-13, 1995

Hemicycle of the European Parliament

 

Programme

 

July 10th. Tutorial

Chairman: Ms Maghi KING, President, International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT)

SESSION 1 An Introduction to MT

Ms Maghi KING, I5SCO, Switzerland

SESSION 2 MT and its Users. [not available]

Mr Colin BRACE, Language Industry Monitor, UK
SESSION 3 Using MT in practice: helpful hints and advice [abstract]

Dr Muriel VA5CONCELLO5, President-elect, IAMT, USA & Ms Karin SPALINK, Translator, USA

SESSION 4 Problems with the second generation architecture and new trends in MT [abstract]

Dr Harold SOMERS, Centre for Computational Linguistics, UMIST, UK

 

July 11th. Conference

 

OPENING SESSION

Chairman: Ms Maghi KING, President IAMT

Mr Vicente PARAJON COLLADA, Deputy Director General,EC DG XIII: Telecommunications, Information Market and Exploitation of Research

Dr Eduard BRACKENIERS, Director General, EC Translation Service

Professor Yorick WILKS, Chairman of the Programme Committee

I. MT past

 

THE LESSONS OF THE PAST FOR TODAY'S MT

Chairman: Dr John HUTCHINS, University of East Anglia, UK

 

Eurotra, history and results

Professor Bente MAEGAARD, Center for Sprogteknologi, Denmark

Reflections on the history and present state of MT

Dr John HUTCHINS, University of East Anglia, UK

Factors for success and failure in MT

Professor Christian BOITET, Groupe d'Etude pour la Traduction Automatique (GETA), France

MT at NAIC - A perspective

Dr Dale BOSTAD, National Air Intelligence Center, USAF, USA

 

II. MT Present: Methods and Systems

 

BIG SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

Chairman: Professor Yorick WILKS, University of Sheffield, UK

 

The METAL system: Status 1995

Dr Thomas SCHNEIDER, Sietec Systemtechnik, Germany

The World on your shoulders: The development of ATLAS.

Mr Masaru FUJI, Fujitsu Laboratories, Japan

Realities of development in market-oriented MT

Dr Winfield Scott BENNETT, Logos Corporation, USA

A bidirectional Russian-English MT system (ETAP-3) [abstract only]

Professor Igor Mikhailovich BOGUSLAVSKY, Institute for the Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Science, Russia

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DEVELOPMENTS NOW

Chairman: Mr Dimitri THEOLOGITIS, European Commission Translation Service, Head of Unit Development of Multilingual Computer Aids

 

Language Engineering and the Commission [abstract only]

Mr Roberto CENCIONI, EC DG XIII, Telecommunications, Information Market and Exploitation of Research, Head of the Language Engineering Sector of the Telematics Programme

The use of MT in the Commission

Ms Dorothy SENEZ, EC Translation Service, "Terminology and Language Support Services", Euramis Promotion

Euramis: Integrated multilingual services for a large multilingual community [slides]

Mr Jean-Marie LEICK, EC DG XIII, Telecommunications, Information Market and Exploitation of Research "Language Engineering and Applications", Head of Euramis Project

 

RESOURCES FOR MT

Chairman: Dr Louise GUTHRIE, Lockheed Martin, USA

 

To do the right thing for the wrong reason, the Eurotra experience

Dr Brian OAKLEY, Chairman, Steering Committee of the European Language Resources Association, UK

The EDR Electronic Dictionary as information infrastructure. [not available]

Mr Yuichi TANAKA, EDR, Japan

Terminology and standardization for MT

Mr Christian GALINSKI, Infoterm, Austria

Building resources for MT: What the user hasn't got we have to provide [abstract only]

Ms Gudrun MAGNUSDOTTIR, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

 

WORKING WITH SMALL MT SYSTEMS

Chairman: Ms Gudrun MAGNUSDOTTIR, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

 

A way of using a small MT system in industry

Mr Yoji FUKUMOCHI, Sharp Corporation, Japan
Adaptation of JICST's MT system for workstations and PCs

MrTatsuo ASHIZAKI, Japan Information Center of Science and Technology (JICST), Japan

 

July 12th. Conference

 

SURVEYS OF THE MT WORLD AND PRODUCTS BY AREA

Chairman: Dr Muriel VASCONCELLOS, Independant Consultant, San Diego, California, USA

 

MT users and usage: Europe and the Americas

Dr Muriel VASCONCELLOS, Independant Consultant, San Diego, California, USA, & Mr Colin BRACE, Language Industry Monitor, The Netherlands

MT in the Czech Republic: history, methods, systems [abstract only]

Mr Jan HAJIC, Charles University, Czech Republic

Translation technology - A survey of latest product developments [abstract only]

Dr Adriane RINSCHE, The Language Technology Centre, UK

 

III. MT Present: Implementation, environments, applications

 

THE ECONOMICS OF CURRENT MT SYSTEMS FOR THE OFFICE

Chairman: Dr Stephan BODENKAMP, Foreign Affairs Office, Germany

 

Pre- and Post-editing MT text for better communication and documentation

Mr Susumu DONOMAE, Translation System Group, Nagase & Co, Japan

MT in the online environment: challenges and opportunities

Dr Mary FLANAGAN, CompuServe, USA

MT: the economical part of multilingual information processing [abstract only]

Dr Stephan BODENKAMP, Foreign Affairs Office, Germany

Two MT systems and still hungry... [abstract only]

Mr Daniel GRASMICK, SAP, Germany

 

INTEGRATION OF MT INTO BUSINESS INFRASTRUCTURES AND PROCESSES

Chairman: Ms Doris MARTY-ALBISSER, Language Technology Services, Switzerland

 

Offering MT as a service from a profit center point of view

Mr Bernhard MASION, Siemens Nixdorf Informationssystem, Germany

Integration of MT into the business process [abstract only]

Ms Doris MARTY-ALBISSER, Language Technology Services, Switzerland

Offering large-system MT as a bureau service

Mr Peter WHEELER, Antler Translation Services, USA

MT for home and business users

Dr Hubert LEHMANN, IBM Deutschland Informationssystem, Germany

 

IV. MT Future

 

THE FUTURE OF MT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Chairman: Professor Makoto NAGAO, President, Asian Association for Machine Translation, Japan

 

What have we to do for the future of MT systems? [abstract only]

Professor Makoto NAGAO, Kyoto University, Japan

An empirical study of MT: we knew nothing [not available]

Professor Jun-lchi TSUJII, University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology, UK

Title to be announced [not available]

Professor Martin KAY, Rank Xerox, USA

 

THE EVALUATION OF MT

Chairman: Ms Maghi KING, ISSCO, Switzerland

 

JEIDA's test - sets for quality evaluation of MT systems

Dr Hitoshi ISAHARA, Kansai Advanced Research Center, Japan

TransCheck: The automatic validation of human translations

Mr Elliott MACKLOVITCH, Centre for Information Technology Innovation (CITI), Canada

Approaches to black box MT evaluation

Dr John S. WHITE, PRC, USA

The prerequisites of MT for an industrial user: a corpus-based approach [abstract only]

Ms Sylvie REGNIER-PROST, Aerospatiale, France

 

July 13th. Conference

 

MT AND SPEECH

Chairman: Dr Hitoshi IIDA, ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Laboratories, Japan

 

Verbmobil: Towards a DRT-based translation of spontaneous negotiation dialogues [abstract only]

Professor Wolfgang WAHLSTER, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany

Spoken dialogue translation technologies and speech translation [abstract only]

Dr Hitoshi IIDA, ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Laboratories, Japan

Translation and interpretation of spontaneous speech [not available]

Professor Alex WAIBEL, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

 

MT, NETWORKS AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

Chairman: Professor Yusoff ZAHARIN, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

 

Multilingual information processing

Dr Gregor THURMAIR, Sietec Systemtechnik, Germany

Issues in multimodal telecommunications [abstract only]

Mr Tsuyoshi MORIMOTO, ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Laboratories, Japan

Towards a language information centre for Malay

Professor Yusoff ZAHARIN, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

 

HOW TO PERSUADE YOUR BOSSES TO CONTINUE MT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Chairman: Dr Brian OAKLEY, UK

 

MT and office automation [abstract only]

Professor Key-Sun CHOI, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea

Cross language service technology of digital text information [not available]

Dr Kazunori MURAKI, NEC, Japan

Title to be announced [not available]

Professor Sergei NIRENBURG, New Mexico State University, USA

MT as a practical tool in information processing

Professor Harald ZIMMERMAN, Softex, Germany

 

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[Conference report in MT News International no. 12, October 1995]