Machine Translation: From Real Users to Research: 6th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas, AMTA 2004, Washington, DC, USA, September 28-October 2, 2004, Proceedings / Edition 1

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas, AMTA 2004, held in Washington, DC, USA, in September/October 2004.

The 30 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers address all current issues in machine translation ranging from theoretical and methodological topics to applications in various contexts and evaluation and analysis of user needs and systems.

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Case Study: Implementing MT for the Translation of Pre-sales Marketing and Post-sales Software Deployment Documentation at Mycom International.- A Speech-to-Speech Translation System for Catalan, Spanish, and English.- Multi-align: Combining Linguistic and Statistical Techniques to Improve Alignments for Adaptable MT.- A Modified Burrows-Wheeler Transform for Highly Scalable Example-Based Translation.- Designing a Controlled Language for the Machine Translation of Medical Prools: The Case of English to Chinese.- Normalizing German and English Inflectional Morphology to Improve Statistical Word Alignment.- System Description: A Highly Interactive Speech-to-Speech Translation System.- A Fluency Error Categorization Scheme to Guide Automated Machine Translation Evaluation.- Online MT Services and Real Users’ Needs: An Empirical Usability Evaluation.- Counting, Measuring, Ordering: Translation Problems and Solutions.- Feedback from the Field: The Challenge of Users in Motion.- The Georgetown-IBM Experiment Demonstrated in January 1954.- Pharaoh: A Beam Search Decoder for Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation Models.- The PARS Family of Machine Translation Systems for Dutch System Description/Demonstration.- Rapid MT Experience in an LCTL (Pashto).- The Significance of Recall in Automatic Metrics for MT Evaluation.- Alignment of Bilingual Named Entities in Parallel Corpora Using Statistical Model.- Weather Report Translation Using a Translation Memory.- Keyword Translation from English to Chinese for Multilingual QA.- Extraction of Name and Transliteration in Monolingual and Parallel Corpora.- Error Analysis of Two Types of Grammar for the Purpose of Automatic Rule Refinement.- The Contribution of End-Users to the TransType2 Project.- An Experiment on Japanese-Uighur Machine Translation and Its Evaluation.- A Structurally Diverse Minimal Corpus for Eliciting Structural Mappings Between Languages.- Investigation of Intelligibility Judgments.- Interlingual Annotation for MT Development.- Machine Translation of Online Product Support Articles Using a Data-Driven MT System.- Maintenance Issues for Machine Translation Systems.- Improving Domain-Specific Word Alignment with a General Bilingual Corpus.- A Super-Function Based Japanese-Chinese Machine Translation System for Business Users.

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