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AMTA 2018 | Workshop | The Role of Authoritative Standards in the MT Environment

by | January 30, 2018

In this workshop, we will bring together experts from across the standards community, including from the American Society for Testing and Materials (now just “ASTM International”), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These experts will discuss authoritative standards that impact the development, implementation, and evaluation of translation systems and of the interoperability of resources.

The workshop will consist of one-half day of technical presentations with invited talks on topics including the structure of the U.S. and international standards community, developing and implementing standards for translation quality assessment and quality assurance, the Translation API Class and Cases (TAPICC) initiative, and updates to Term Based eXchange (TBX). A panel will discuss gaps in this network of standards. They will also solicit input from co-panelists and from the audience on how to improve the standards and standards processes, particularly in the fast-changing world of semantic and neural technological development. Feedback will be provided to the relevant standards committees.



02:00pm – 02:15pm | Jennifer DeCamp | Introduction
02:15pm – 02:30pm | Jennifer DeCamp | Language Codes
02:30pm – 03:00pm | Sue Ellen Wright | Term Base eXchange (TBX)
03:00pm – 03:30pm | David Filip | XLIFF 2
03:30pm – 04:00pm | Break
04:00pm – 04:30pm | Bill Rivers | Translation Standards
04:30pm – 05:00pm | Arle Lommel | Translation Quality Metrics
05:00pm – 05:30pm | Alan Melby | Translation API Cases and Classes (TAPICC)
05:30pm – 06:00pm | Panel



Jennifer DeCamp

  • Chair, ATA Standards Commitee
  • Member ISO, ASTM, ANSI, ILR, AMTA and ATA
  • Chair, ASTM TAG to ISO/TC 37/SC 4
  • Principal Scientist, MITRE Corporation

David Filip

  • Chair, OASIS XLIFF OMOS TC, Secretary & Lead Editor OASIS XLIFF TC
  • NSAI expert ISO TC 37/SC 3/SC 5, NSAI expert ISO/IEC/ITC 1/WG 9 /SC 38/SC 42

Alan Melby

  • Liaison betweeb ATA and FIT
  • Member ISO, ASTM, ANSI, OASIS and ATA
  • President, LTAC
  • Associate Director, BYU Translation Research Group

Bill Rivers

  • Secretary, U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO/TC 37
  • Member ASTM, ANSI, ISO and ATA
  • Executive Dir., Joint National Committee for Languages

Arle Lommel

  • Project Leader for ASTM Translation Metrics Standard
  • Member ASTM, ATA, GALA, TAUS
  • Senior Analyst, Common Sense Advisory

Sue Ellen Wright

  • Chair, ASTN U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 37
  • Chair, ISO/TC 37/SC 3
  • Member ISO, ASTM, ANSI and ATA
  • Professor, Translation Studies, Kent State University
  • Recipient of ANSI Outstanding Achievement Award



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