Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

Machine Translation: From Real Users to Research

6th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas, AMTA 2004, Washington, DC, USA, September 28-October 2, 2004, Proceedings

Editors: Frederking, Robert E., Taylor, Kathryn B. (Eds.)

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The previous conference in this series (AMTA 2002) took up the theme “From Research to Real Users”, and sought to explore why recent research on data-driven machine translation didn’t seem to be moving to the marketplace. As it turned out, the ?rst commercial products of the data-driven research movement were just over the horizon, andintheinterveningtwoyearstheyhavebeguntoappearinthemarketplace. Atthesame time,rule-basedmachinetranslationsystemsareintroducingdata-driventechniquesinto the mix in their products. Machine translation as a software application has a 50-year history. There are an increasing number of exciting deployments of MT, many of which will be exhibited and discussed at the conference. But the scale of commercial use has never approached the estimates of the latent demand. In light of this, we reversed the question from AMTA 2002, to look at the next step in the path to commercial success for MT. We took user needs as our theme, and explored how or whether market requirements are feeding into research programs. The transition of research discoveries to practical use involves te- nicalquestionsthatarenotassexyasthosethathavedriventheresearchcommunityand research funding. Important product issues such as system customizability, computing resource requirements, and usability and ?tness for particular tasks need to engage the creativeenergiesofallpartsofourcommunity,especiallyresearch,aswemovemachine translation from a niche application to a more pervasive language conversion process. Thesetopicswereaddressedattheconferencethroughthepaperscontainedinthesep- ceedings, and even more speci?cally through several invited presentations and panels.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Case Study: Implementing MT for the Translation of Pre-sales Marketing and Post-sales Software Deployment Documentation at Mycom International

    Allen, Jeffrey

    Pages 1-6

  • A Speech-to-Speech Translation System for Catalan, Spanish, and English

    Arranz, Victoria (et al.)

    Pages 7-16

  • Multi-align: Combining Linguistic and Statistical Techniques to Improve Alignments for Adaptable MT

    Ayan, Necip Fazil (et al.)

    Pages 17-26

  • A Modified Burrows-Wheeler Transform for Highly Scalable Example-Based Translation

    Brown, Ralf D.

    Pages 27-36

  • Designing a Controlled Language for the Machine Translation of Medical Protocols: The Case of English to Chinese

    Cardey, Sylviane (et al.)

    Pages 37-47

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Machine Translation: From Real Users to Research
Book Subtitle
6th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas, AMTA 2004, Washington, DC, USA, September 28-October 2, 2004, Proceedings
Editors
  • Robert E. Frederking
  • Kathryn B. Taylor
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series Volume
3265
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-30194-3
DOI
10.1007/b100780
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-23300-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 284
Topics