Workshop on the Evaluation of Machine Translation
to be held in Athens, Greece, on May 29, 2000
in conjunction with the LREC Conference
A half-day workshop will be held in conjunction with the LREC Conference in Athens on May 29, 2000. The theme of the workshop is Machine Translation Evaluation. Machine Translation is taken in the broad sense here, referring to all types of tools used to aid in the translation process (e.g.machine translation, translation memory systems, terminology management systems, etc.).
This Workshop will be the first in a series of workshops on the topic, that have as goals:
The results of this workshop will be a first step toward outlining a general framework to guide MT evaluators, which ill ultimately include a taxonomy of the most important aspects pertinent to MT evaluation, evaluation measures ssociated with each aspect, and a set of example studies. The work begun in this workshop will be augmented and further elaborated in future workshops.
In addition, this workshop will be linked to the international MT System Certification initiative, currently being developed by the International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT).
We are inviting contributions to the discussion of the themes
Submission of papers
Submissions should consist of an abstract of about one page, plus a title page providing the following information: official title of the paper; names and affiliations of the authors; full address of the first author including phone, fax, mail, URL; presentation facilities required. Only electronic submissions in ASCII, RTF or Word format will be accepted. The submissions should be sent to: cst @ cst.dk
Reception of the submission will be acknowledged within 3 days. If you do not get an acknowledgement, please check the email address of your submission.
The workshop organizers will produce proceedings. Therefore, print-ready versions of the papers have to be submitted according to LREC Guidelines for Authors which can be found at www.elda.fr/lrec2000.html They should not exceed 5 pages. These final versions should be submitted electronically to the same email address: cst @ cst.dk.
Deadline for submissions of papers: March 17
Notification of acceptance: April 3
Final versions of papers for proceedings: May 12
Workshop May 29
Information about the workshop such as call, schedule, and program can be found on the LREC web-page: http://www.elda.fr/lrec2000.html where you will also find information about the LREC conference itself.
The registration fee for the workshop is:
- 60 EURO for those not attending LREC
- 40 EURO for those attending LREC
Registration and payment is explained on the LREC web-page.
Included in the registration fee are the proceedings and coffee at the breaks.
For all questions with respect to the workshop focus, please contact the workshop organisers, emails below. For all questions with respect to organisational issues, accommodation, etc., please contact the LREC secretariat: LREC2000@ilsp.gr.
Bente Maegaard, Center for Sprogteknologi, Copenhagen, email:
bente @ cst.dk
Maghi King, TIM/ISSCO, ETI, Geneva, email: Margaret.King@issco.unige.ch
Eduard Hovy, USC/ISI, Los Angeles, email: email@example.com
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