And yet it translates! - Workshop on Human-Machine Interaction in Translation in the 21st Century

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  • The work­shop on Human-​Machine Inter­ac­tion in Trans­la­tion “And yet it Trans­lates!” is part of Trans­lata II, the 2nd Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Trans­la­tion and Inter­pret­ing Stud­ies 2014: Trans­la­tion in The­ory and Prac­tice and will take place in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria on Octo­ber 30 – Novem­ber 1, 2014 and is organ­ised by the Uni­ver­sity of Inns­bruck (UIBK).

    Work­shop Theme

    Machine trans­la­tion has been researched and devel­oped for 60 years and has seen con­sid­er­able improve­ments in the course of the last decade due to a focus on SMT (sta­tis­ti­cal machine trans­la­tion). This tra­jec­tory, how­ever, has its own inher­ent dif­fi­cul­ties, e.g. a lack of inte­grat­ing lin­guis­tic the­ory into the algo­rithms used. This work­shop, accom­pa­ny­ing one of the largest con­fer­ences on trans­la­tion in the world, TRANS­LATA II, focuses on the state of the art and future devel­op­ments in the field of machine trans­la­tion, and on the rela­tion­ship between machine trans­la­tion and human trans­la­tion. Another focus of the work­shop is computer-​aided trans­la­tion (CAT) and the rela­tion­ship between infor­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and man in terms of trans­la­tion and interpreting.

    Key Topics

    • human-​aided machine translation
    • machine-​aided human translation/​computer-​aided trans­la­tion (also with regard to lit­er­ary and multi-​media texts)
    • pre-​editing (of machine trans­lated text)
    • post-​editing (of machine trans­lated text)
    • machine learn­ing based on human input

    The work­shop is divided into five components:

    1. Open­ing pre­sen­ta­tions by host­ing university
    2. Pre­sen­ta­tions by sci­en­tific contributors
    3. Pre­sen­ta­tions by tech­nol­ogy providers
    4. Tool demon­stra­tions (open session)
    5. Syn­the­sis and dis­cus­sion of results

    Sub­mis­sion Categories

    • Short Papers (1 to 3 pages): A short paper cogently address­ing the top­ics listed. Papers may, e.g., define cur­rent chal­lenges, pro­pose a solu­tion, or report on research under­way to advance efforts toward syn­er­gies between human and machine translation.
    • Talks and demon­stra­tions by tech­nol­ogy providers: Abstracts (200 words, max­i­mum) are to sum­marise tech­nolo­gies, tools, or appli­ca­tion sce­nar­ios rel­e­vant to machine and computer-​aided trans­la­tion, espe­cially with regard to their inter­ac­tion with human trans­la­tion. Tools and tech­nolo­gies are free to be demon­strated at your ded­i­cated demo stand dur­ing the work­shop exhi­bi­tion period and dur­ing the whole conference.
    • Dis­cus­sion input: Posi­tion state­ments (250 words, max­i­mum) defin­ing a spe­cific chal­lenge, need, or desider­a­tum that can be dis­cussed fol­low­ing each ses­sion. Posi­tion state­ment authors will be expected to facil­i­tate a dis­cus­sion on their stated issue and report dis­cus­sion results dur­ing the work­shop syn­the­sis ses­sion. These reports may be pub­lished at a later time in the proceedings.

    Who should attend?

    Par­tic­i­pa­tion is open to:

    • sci­en­tific con­trib­u­tors pre­sent­ing research on the listed topics,
    • tech­nol­ogy providers pre­sent­ing rel­e­vant tools and technologies,
    • gen­eral par­tic­i­pants inter­ested in attend­ing the workshop.

    Accep­tance of your sub­mit­ted con­tri­bu­tion entails auto­matic reg­is­tra­tion for the TRANS­LATA II con­fer­ence and con­fer­ence fees apply. The num­ber of par­tic­i­pants is lim­ited to 60.

    Pub­li­ca­tion Opportunity

    Accepted short papers, papers belong­ing to the abstracts on tools and tech­nolo­gies, and writ­ten syn­the­sis reports on the results of the work­shop will be pub­lished in the con­fer­ence proceedings.

    Work­shop organizer

    Andy Stauder – Uni­ver­sität Inns­bruck, Austria

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