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Fwd: International Symposium on MT, NLP & Translation Support Systems, Nov. 17-19, 2004 at New Delhi, India

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"Donald Z. Osborn" <[log in to unmask]>

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This announcement (below) may be of interest. I've made a point of bringing up
what I see as the great practical potential of machine translation (MT),
despite its limitations, for the multilingual societies of Africa. In addition,
it also seems that the countries of Africa and south Asia (the Indian
subcontinent) could in many ways make more of a common cause in ICT for
development areas.

This conference to be held in India specifically addresses MT in the context of
that country's multilingual society. As such it would seem to merit bring
brought to the attention of the African ICT community. Will anyone from Africa
or active in ICT on the continent be attending?

I'd also be interested in hearing from anyone actively working on MT for African
languages. (There's a small presentation on this topic at
http://www.bisharat.net/Trans/ )

Don Osborn
Bisharat.net


----- Forwarded message from "Prof. R.M.K. Sinha" <[log in to unmask]> -----
    Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 22:44:58 +0530 (IST)
    From: "Prof. R.M.K. Sinha" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: "Prof. R.M.K. Sinha" <[log in to unmask]>
 Subject: [Mt-list] International Symposium on MT.NLP & Translation Support
Systems, Nov. 17-19, 2004 at New Delhi, India
      To: [log in to unmask]


     The International Symposium on MT, NLP and Translation Support Systems
(iSTRANS-2004) is scheduled to be held during November 17-19, 2004 at India
Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.
     The International symposium on machine translation, natural language
processing and translation support systems, is intended to act as a forum for
promoting interaction among the researchers, developers and users across the
world in the general area of machine translation and natural language
processing.
  India is a highly multilingual country with more than 18 officially
recognized
languages and hundreds of dialects in use. These languages are being used by
millions of people in South Asia, South-East Asia, Mauritius, Fiji and as
minority languages in Europe, Canada and USA. Thus India forms a good test-bed
for testing translation strategies in a practical sense.

Scope:
The scope of the conference spans a wide spectrum of topics which include (but
not limited to) the following:
"       MT Strategies for simultaneous translations
"       RBMT
"       EBMT
"       SMT
"       MEMT
"       Corpus based MT
"       Hybrid Systems
"       NLP Grammar & Parsing
"       Semantic & Lexical Resources
"       Summarization
"       Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval
"       Translation Support Systems
"       MT evaluation & Test Bed Design
"       S2S MT
"       Translation Front-end Systems (OCR, ASR etc)
"       Translation Back-end Systems (TTS, fomatting etc)

  iSTRANS-04 is being held in association with SPLASH-2004.  The conference
will
have a number of key-note speakers who are actively involved in R & D
activities in this area.

 Contributions are invited for iSTRANS-04. You may submit an extended abstract
in electronic form to: [log in to unmask] latest by 15th September 2004. Acceptance
will be communicated by 10th October 2004. The deadline for receiving final
manuscript is 20th October 2004.

The conference website is:
http://www.cse.iitk.ac.in/users/langtech/istrans04.htm

Thanks,
RMK Sinha
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Professor
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208016 India
E-mail: rmk.iitk.ac.in
Home-page URL: http://www.cse.iitk.ac.in/users/rmk/
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