10.0815 machine translation conference

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 26 Mar 1997 23:16:54 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 815.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Charlene Shepard <charlene@crl.nmsu.edu> (60)
Subject: TMI-97


7th International Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues
=09=09 in Machine Translation (TMI-97) =20
July 23-25, 1997
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA=20

The seventh conference in the now well-established TMI series will take=20
place in July 1997 in the historic city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The=20
date will mark (roughly) the 50th anniversary of Warren Weaver's first
ideas about MT, in a letter to Norbert Wiener and a meeting with Andrew=20
Booth: events which launched modern MT research.=20

TMI-97 has three major themes:

-- 'Old' papers (published before 1965), showing how they are still=20
somewhat relevant to MT today...=20

-- Reflections on current trends in MT, especially=20
the move towards hybrid solutions involving both established and=20
novel techniques; focusing on particular problems and=20
trends rather than overall descriptions of existing systems=20
(focus on theoretical and methodological rather than=20
implementational issues)...=20

-- How MT is being integrated with new technologies and media, for=20
example delivery via the Internet, speech translation, MT as part=20
of document collection processing, MT and summarization,=20
information retrieval and extraction, multimodality and=20
multimedia, etc.=20

TMI-97 Officers:

General Chair: Sergei Nirenburg, Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA=20
Program Committee Chair: Harold Somers, UMIST, Manchester, UK
Publicity and Local Arrangements: Charlene Shepard and James Hamilton,
Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA=20

Program Committee:

Christian Boitet (Universit=E9 de Grenoble)
Lynn Carlson (US Department of Defense)
Ido Dagan (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
John Hutchins (University of East Anglia, UK)
Victor Raskin (Purdue University, USA)
Virginia Teller (CUNY, USA)
Walther von Hahn (Universitat Hamburg, Germany)
Dekai Wu (HKUST, Hong Kong)

Fees and Schedules

In progress. Please watch our web page for future announcements.=20

Conference Site

The conference meetings will be held on the campus of St. John's College=
in Santa Fe.=20


Fort Marcy Hotel Suites have been selected as the primary conference=20
accommodations. The hotel is low-rise and consists of 1-, 2- and=20
3-bedroom air-conditioned suites, with one or two bathrooms, fully=20
equipped kitchens, living rooms equipped with TVs, video and CD players.=
All the suites also feature fireplaces, though in July you will probably=
not need them. We were able to negotiate favorable rates for the=20
participants of TMI-97. Final arrangements, which should be completed in
the near future, will be published on the conference web page.

Student level accommodations will also be available in the dormitories=20
at St. John's College.

Please visit the conference web site at http://crl.nmsu.edu/Events/TMI/ for=
further details and conference information updates.