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| AMTA2012 The tenth biennial conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA-2012) will be held at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San Diego California, Sunday, October 28 through Thursday, November 1, 2012. AMTA-2012 will take place immediately following the 53st Annual Conference of the American Translators Association (ATA), also taking place in San Diego, October 24-27. The two conferences are coordinating program content around joint topics of interest. These are designed to deepen MT researchers' and developers' understanding of the needs of the commercial translation industry and human translators, while also fostering translators' understanding of modern MT technology and the role of advanced translation automation in enterprise globalization and commercial translation processes.
In addition to a research track, the main AMTA-2012 conference program will once again include presentation tracks for government and commercial users of MT and a "Technology Showcase" of commercial and research-stage MT technology. The research program will include a peer-reviewed competitive "Student Research Workshop" designed to highlight and foster the work of the next generation of MT researchers. Tutorials and workshops will be held on Sunday, October 28 and on Thursday, November 1.
AMTA is an association dedicated to anyone interested in the
translation of languages using computers in some way. This includes
people with translation needs, commercial system developers,
researchers, sponsors, and people studying, evaluating, and
understanding the science of machine translation (MT) and educating
the public on important scientific techniques and principles
involved. It provides an opportunity for commercial developers,
users--both professional translators and casual MT users--and
research scientists to meet in a convivial atmosphere and share
ideas, dreams, and hopes.
AMTA has members in Canada, Latin America, and the United States.
It is the regional component of a worldwide network headed by the
International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT). The two
sister organizations are the Asian-Pacific Association for Machine
Translation (AAMT) and the European Association for Machine
Translation (EAMT). The IAMT Council comprises a balanced
representation of all the regions. Individuals, institutions, and
corporations may join any of the three regional associations and
automatically become part of the IAMT network.
IAMT sponsors a biennial conference (the MT Summit), sponsors the
Compendium of Translation Software,
links between the regions' associations. Click here for more
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to the by-laws of the Association for Machine Translation in the