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E.g., 07/14/2020

Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA) 2020 Orlando

First Call for Papers, Presentations, Workshops, Tutorials

Adobe Systems Inc.

Wednesday, 29 January, 2020

AMTA 2020, the 14th biennial conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas will be held September 8-12 in Orlando, Florida. This conference brings together researchers, buyers, vendors, linguists and translators. We invite commercial enterprises, Language Service Providers, Machine Translation Service companies, researchers and linguists/translators to visit this event to gain a unique perspective on the opportunities offered by this technology, from experts on the front line of research.

Why Attend? 

AMTA events provide an accessible forum for translation vendors and linguists to learn about the current state of MT, its challenges and potential, as well as sharing their own experiences in real-world applications. Big Silicon Valley players regularly present, and the smaller size (~200 people) ensures plenty of interaction among attendees.

For academic and commercial researchers, it provides a unique opportunity to share the latest results with colleagues as well as understand real-world user requirements. Business and government participants will benefit from updates on leading-edge R&D in Machine Translation and have a chance to present and discuss their use cases.

What to Expect 

The conference will feature three tracks – Research, Commercial Applications, and Government Use, plus invited talks and panels. This year we will also introduce a new feature - a special Student Research Workshop that will provide MT students with an opportunity to present their work during a session of the main conference.

Technical topics will include the latest breakthroughs in the field, such as deep learning and neural MT, MT for low-resource languages, user-interfaces for MT, MT evaluation approaches, MT in commercial settings, integration of MT into localization lifecycles, MT in chat and support scenarios, MT for “noisy” content types, MT as a translator tools, and many more.

As an example, in the last conference we had Alon Lavie (Sr. MT Manager, Amazon – now VP of Language Technologies at Unbabel), MacDuff Hughes (Engineering Director, Google), Steve Richardson (Translation Systems Manager, LDS Church), Marcin Junczys-Dowmunt (Principal AI Research Scientist, Microsoft), Raymond Flournoy (Sr. Director, Etsy), and Marcello Federico (MMT co-founder and current Principal Applied Scientist at Amazon), among others. 

Time and Location

The event will take place in Orlando, Florida, at the Sheraton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort, just outside the Disney theme parks. Early Bird registration opens on June 22. Submission deadline is April 27. Further information about the call for papers can be found here.

In the coming months, additional information will be posted on the conference website. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to get first-hand knowledge of MT and the opportunities it brings to all translation professionals.


See you in Orlando!