Welcome to EAMT 2015
What is Machine Translation ?**
Machine translation (MT) is the application of computers to the task of translating texts from one natural language to another. One of the very earliest pursuits in computer science, MT has proved to be an elusive goal, but today a reasonable number of systems are available which produce output which, if not perfect, is of sufficient quality to be useful in a number of specific domains.
In recent years, translation software packages which are designed primarily as an aid for the human translator in the production of translations, rather than a standalone “black box”, have become popular within professional translation organizations. These programs, referred to as computer-aided translation (CAT), use a variety of linguistic tools to improve the productivity of translators, particularly when translating highly repetitive texts, such as technical documentation. Another viable application for MT is content scanning, that is, using a translation system simply to obtain a rough draft so as to be able to get the general gist of a text. MT is widely used in the European Commission for this purpose, for example, and it is widely used on the Internet.
The 18th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation
will be held in Antalya, Turkey
May 11 – 13, 2015 at the WOW Topkapı Palace