Call for MT Research Papers at AMTA-2010

Contact: Hassan Sawaf (hassan (at)

Machine Translation continues to be one of the most active research areas
within Natural Language Processing.  MT evaluations, such as those conducted
by NIST, provide ample evidence that the field of MT continues to grow and
attract more and more researchers.  Data-driven approaches have become
particularly fashionable in recent years.  These approaches have generated
systems that have been the top performers in recent comparative evaluations.
Furthermore, the challenges of building competitive MT systems have been
significantly reduced with the introduction of open source toolkits such as
GIZA++ and MOSES.  This development, exciting as it is, also bears the danger
of introducing uniformity into MT research.  AMTA aims to promote diversity in
MT research and actively seeks research papers across the entire range of the
MT research spectrum for the AMTA-2010 research program.  We solicit
submissions in English of unpublished papers describing original research on
all aspects of Machine Translation.  We particularly encourage submissions on
topics related to the conference theme of MT applied within commercial
translation settings.

Important dates:
- Extended Submission deadline: Tuesday, June 1
- Submission deadline:          Monday, May 24
- Notifications of acceptance:  Monday, July 5
- Final "camera-ready" versions: Monday, August 16

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Advances in data-driven MT (Statistical MT, Example-based MT, etc.)
- Advances in rule-based MT (Transfer-based MT, Interlingual MT, etc.)
- Lexicon and grammar acquisition and induction
- Hybrid approaches that integrate and unify aspects of rule-based MT and
  statistical MT
- MT for resource-poor languages
- MT on resource-limited machinery (e.g. PDAs)
- Distributed architectures for large data MT
- Speech-to-speech or speech-to-text MT
- MT with OCR
- MT for communication (chats, blogs, social networks)
- Customization and adaptation of high-performance MT systems
- Deep integration of MT technology within translation and localization
- MT Evaluation

Formatting Guidelines

Papers must be submitted in pdf. The document Amta2010.pdf contains precise

formatting instructions that should be used both for submission versions and for

final versions of your papers. At the same time Amta2010.pdf can be seen as an

instance of the correct format, since it is formatted in accordance with the guidelines

it describes. Latex users should use our style file acl08.sty together with the ACL

bibliography style acl.bst. MS-Word users should use our template.

To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and
affiliations within the paper and avoid obvious self-references.



Amta2010.tex,  Amta2010.pdf












Submission Instructions:

AMTA 2010 is using the START conference management system.

To submit a research paper go to the submission website at:

and follow the instructions on the web page.