Two MT Marathons in 2015, US and EU (MTMA and MTM)

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Lane Schwartz

Mar 27, 2015, 10:10:01 AM3/27/15
(Apologies for multiple copies.)

This is a join announcement and call for participation and papers for

First MT Marathon in the Americas (May 10-15; Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA)
MT Marathon 2015 (Sept 7-12; Prague, Czech Republic, EU)

This year, you are most welcome to take part in one of (or both!)
Machine Translation Marathons. The US edition is sponsored by Bloomberg,
happens in just about a month from now and highlights the features of a
summer school. The EU edition is organized by the EU project CRACKER,
takes place in the traditional second week of September and the
underlying topic is quality in machine translation (QT Marathon).

Machine Translation Marathon is a week long gathering of machine
translation researchers, developers, students and users. It features:

- MT Lectures and Labs covering the basics and tutorials.
- Invited talks from experienced researchers and practitioners.
- Technical Talks about open source tools.
- Hacking Projects to advance tools or research in one week.

Details: for the US edition (registration open) for the EU edition (coming soon)

** Call for papers **

Each MT Marathon will again host an Open Source Convention to advance
the state of the art in machine translation.
We invite developers of open source tools to present their work and
submit a paper (for the Prague MT Marathon) of up to 10 pages that
describes the underlying methodology and includes instructions on how to
download and use the tools.

We are looking for stand-alone tools and extensions of existing tools,
such as the Moses open source system. Accepted papers will be presented
during the MT Marathon and published in the 104th issue of the Prague
Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics (
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