Association

AMTA is the North American component of the International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT), which also includes 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  regions. Members of any of the three regional associations automatically become part of the IAMT network. AMTA is governed by the by-laws codified in the documents here: doc pdf.

AMTA was founded in 1991 as a part of the International Association for Machine Translation, along with the AAMT and the EAMT (see more on the history of AMTA)

 

AMTA Presidents:

1991 – 1996:  Muriel Vasconcellos

1996 – 2000:  Eduard Hovy

2000 – 2004:  Elliott Macklovich

2004 – 2006:  Laurie Gerber

2006 – 2008:  Mike Dillinger

2008 – 2012:  Alon Lavie

2012 – 2014:  Mike Dillinger

2014 – 2016:  George Foster

2016 – 2018: Olga Beregovaya

Health of The Organization

The main activity of AMTA is the biennial conference which includes speaker tracks devoted to research, commercial users, and governmental and NGO users. The most recent conference was held from October 28 – November 1, 2016 in Austin, Texas, collocated with EMNLP 2016.

The AMTA conference attracted 135 registrants, and the program included 16 research papers, 21 presentations in the commercial uses track, and 14 papers and 2 panels for governmental and NGO users. In addition, the conference featured 4 workshops and 4 tutorials.

During the conference, the election of the new board was announced, and the bylaws were amended to remove the position of newsletter editor, and create a new webmaster position.

Every conference includes a general meeting for the AMTA membership. The bulk of time during the 2016 AMTA general meeting was spent discussing strategies for increasing conference attendance in the future. Suggestions included attracting students and young academics, creating an association with an academic journal, moving the conference dates off of Halloween, collocating with other conferences, and offering ATA credits for AMTA sessions. A working group was formed to explore these and other possible solutions further.

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Current Board

President

Olga Beregovaya

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Vice-President

Steve Richardson

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Treasurer

Ray Flournoy

Etsy

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Secretary

Elaine O’Curran

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Research Director

Spence Green

Lilt

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Research Director

Lane Schwartz

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Developer Director

Will Lewis

Microsoft

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Developer Director

Jay Marciano

LionBridge

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User Director

Jen Doyan

MITRE

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User Director

Doug Jones

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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Counselor

George Foster

Google

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