Appel: MT 2000

Philippe Blache pb at
Thu Jun 8 18:36:13 UTC 2000

From: "Roger Harris" <rwsh at>

British Computer Society
Natural Language Translation Specialist Group
Date: Thursday 1st June 2000
From: Roger Harris (rwsh at



MT 2000:

Exeter, United Kingdom
20-22 November 2000

The Natural Language Translation Specialist Group (NLTSG) of the
British Computer Society (BCS) and the University of Exeter announce
an international conference to be held at the University of Exeter (UK)
on 20-22 November 2000. The event is a follow-up of the successful
conference "Machine Translation: 10 Years On" held in 1994 in Cranfield.

Against the backdrop of increasingly multilingual society, MT2000 will
look at the main challenges to MT and multilingual NLP at the dawn of
the new millennium. The focus of this year's conference is not only
recent machine translation research and products, but latest
multilingual developments in general. The organisers aim to attract a
wide range of contributions from researchers, users, educationalists
and exhibitors in the field of multilingual language engineering.

The conference will take the form of addresses from invited keynote
speakers plus individual papers. All papers accepted and presented will
be available as a volume of proceedings at the conference. A selection
of papers will be published in book form soon after the conference.
There will also be an exhibition area and an opportunity to hold poster

* Topics

We invite papers covering multilingual aspects of any NLP
task/application. We encourage the representation of a broad
range of areas; the following list of possible topics is not
exhaustive and is intended to indicate areas of probable interest.

Machine translation (developments, techniques, applications)
Translation aids
Controlled Languages
Computer-assisted language learning
Corpora (construction, annotation, exploitation)
Part-of-speech tagging
Information retrieval
Information extraction
Automatic abstracting
Word-sense disambiguation
Lexical knowledge acquisition
Anaphora resolution
Text categorisation
Dialogues systems
Web-based NLP applications
NL generation
Speech processing
Translation studies

* Invited speakers

Martin Kay (Xerox Parc)
Jun-ichi Tsujii (UMIST and University of Tokyo)
Yorick Wilks (Sheffield University)

* Programme Committee

Mona Baker (UMIST, Manchester)
Christian Boitet (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble)
Francis Bond (NTT, Kyoto)
Key-sun Choi (KAIST, Taejon)
Ido Dagan (Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan)
Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp)
Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Sydney)
Rodolfo Delmonte (University of Venice)
Laurie Gerber (Systran Software Inc.)
Gregory Grefenstette (Xerox Research, Grenoble)
Changning Huang (Microsoft, China)
John Hutchins (University of Anglia)
Hitoshi Iida (SONY Computer Science Labs)
Gareth Jones (University of Exeter)
Martin Kay (Xerox Parc, Palo Alto)
Adam Kilgarriff (University of Brighton)
Richard Kittredge (University of Montreal)
Steven Krauwer (University of Utrecht)
Tara O'Leary (TRADOS Ireland)
Derek Lewis (University of Exeter), Co-Chair
Gabriel Lopez (New Lisbon University)
Bente Maegard (Center of Language Technology, Copenhagen)
Chris Manning (Stanford University)
Tony McEnery (Lancaster University)
Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton), Co-Chair
Constantin Orasan (University of Wolverhampton)
Manuel Palomar (University of Alicante)
Jennifer Pearson (Dublin City University)
Stelios Piperidis (ILPS, Athens)
Stephen Pulman (University of Cambridge)
Lucia Rino (Federal University of Sao Carlos)
Horacio Rodriguez (Polytechnic University Barcelona)
Geoffrey Sampson (University of Sussex, Brighton)
Harold Somers (UMIST, Manchester)
Isabelle Trancoso (INEC, Lisbon)
Arturo Trujillo (Vocalis plc, Cambridge)
Jun-ichi Tsujii (UMIST and University of Tokyo)
Agnes Tutin (Stendahl University Grenoble)
Karin Vespoor (Intelligenesis, New York)
Yorick Wilks (Sheffield University)
Lotfi Zadeh (University of California)

* Submission Guidelines

Authors are requested to submit full-length papers which should
be written in English and should not exceed 7 single-column
pages (preferred font: Times New Roman 12) including figures,
tables and references. The first page of the papers should feature
the title of the paper, the author's name(s), the author's surface and
email address(es), followed by keywords and an abstract. Electronic
submissions (attached postscript files, pdf, rtf or Word files) are

The address for e-mail paper submissions is: D.R.Lewis at
In addition, the abstracts of the papers should be separately emailed
to Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkov at

The papers will be reviewed by 3 members of the Programme Committee.
Authors of accepted papers will be sent guidelines on how to produce
the camera-ready versions of their papers for inclusion in the

* Schedule

Paper Submission Due: 19 June 2000
Notification of Acceptance: 1 August 2000
Camera-ready Paper Due: 30 September 2000
Conference: 20-22 November 2000

* Venue

The conference venue will be the Crossmeads Conference Centre at the
University of Exeter. Exeter is an historic city in the heart of Devon
in the South West of England. The campus is celebrated as one of the
most beautiful in the United Kingdom. Exeter's international airport is
a few miles away. There are good rail and coach links to London,
Birmingham and other UK cities.

* Exhibitions

The conference will host exhibitions of software products and books
related to multilingual NLP. Companies/organisations interested in
exhibiting their products should contact Derek Lewis (see below).

* Call for participation

A call for participation, including the conference program and
attendance fees, will be posted in August.

* Further information

Further information can be obtained from

Derek Lewis
Queen's Building
University of Exeter
United Kingdom
Telephone/fax: ++44 (0)1392 264296 / 264306
E-mail: D.R.Lewis at

or from

David Wigg, NLTSG
Telephone: +44 (0) 1732 455446
E-mail: wiggjd at

Conference web site:
Exeter University web-site:

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