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*EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 14th August*
Machine Translation for Academic Writing (MT4AW)
<https://sites.google.com/view/mt4aw/>Call for Workshop Participation
Important Dates and Requirements

Participants will be required to submit an academic text written in their
first language (L1) prior to the workshop, and at the workshop they will be
asked to self-post-edit their own text, translated using an MT system. The
Workshop organisers will machine translate the text for the participants in
advance.

The text excerpts should beThis Workshop will take place at the MT Summit
in Nagoya, Japan on September 18th. It will be a half-day morning workshop.
The Workshop leaders are:

Dr. Carla Parra Escartín (Dublin City University/ADAPT Centre)

Dr. Sharon O’Brien (Dublin City University/ADAPT Centre)

Dr. Michel Simard (National Research Council of Canada)

Dr. Marie-Josée Goulet (Université du Québec en Outaouais)

This will be a hands-on Workshop. Please read the dates and requirements
below carefully.
Motivation

Researchers and professionals working in specialised domains need to
publish their work in scientific conferences and journals. Although English
is the lingua franca for scientific research, relatively few researchers
are native speakers of English. This leads to the need for mastering
English for academic purposes or hiring translators or professional
revisers to ensure that professional content meets the quality required for
publication. The MT4AW Workshop explores the feasibility of drafting
content in a first language that is not English (e.g. Japanese) and then
machine translating and post-editing the academic text in English. In this
context, the author is also the post-editor, a task we call
‘self-post-editing’.
Workshop Outline

The MT4AW Workshop seeks participation from anyone interested in exploring
the use of Machine Translation (MT) as a support for publishing academic
papers in English. The Workshop will be structured as follows:


   -

   Introduction to the Workshop and outline of previous research on the
   topic of MT as a support for academic writing;
   -

   Hands-on self-post-editing into English of participants’ own academic
   writing (from any source language other than English); All participants
   will be required to participate in the post-editing exercise - see Important
   Dates and Requirements below for details;
   -

   Feedback and discussion on the post-editing experience; presentation and
   comparison of results from similar projects.

Important Dates and Requirements

Participants will be required to submit an academic text written in their
L1 (mother tongue) prior to the workshop, and at the workshop they will be
asked to self-post-edit their own text, translated using an MT system. The
Workshop organisers will machine translate the text for the participants in
advance.


The text excerpts should be an academic paper of *approximately* 750 words
in length and should ideally be an extended abstract or a ‘Discussion
section’ of an academic paper.

N.B. All participants must bring their own laptop to the Workshop. There
will be NO computers available at the Workshop venue. The laptop must have
a text editor installed that allows for tracking of changes (edits).


   -

   Deadline for expressing interest in participating: 15 August 2017
   (extended)
   -

      Express your interest by filling in the form available here
      
<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDYXiaDg2cMBK79pNnnAc1dhWpEI5PrR4SJgmvK3cMFByrjA/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=send_form>
      .
      -

      N.B. Expression of Interest does NOT count as Registration for the
      Workshop. Formal registration for the Workshop has to be done
separately at
      the MT Summit Website
      <http://aamt.info/app-def/S-102/mtsummit/2017/registration/>.
      -

   Deadline for submission of participant’s own academic text: 10th
   September, 2017
   - You can submit your text for the workshop here
   <https://www.softconf.com/mtsummit-xvi/MT4AW/user/>.
   -

   Deadline for registration at Workshop: SEE MT Summit CONFERENCE WEBSITE
   <http://aamt.info/app-def/S-102/mtsummit/2017/registration/>.
   -

   Workshop Date: Monday 18th September 2017, morning.


*Note that the number attendees for this workshop will be capped.*
Registration is counted only through formal registration at the MT Summit
Conference Website.

For any queries on the Workshop, email: selfpe.experim...@gmail.com or
visit the workshop's website <https://sites.google.com/view/mt4aw/>.


Kind regards,


Dr. Carla Parra Escartín (Dublin City University/ADAPT Centre)

Dr. Sharon O’Brien (Dublin City University/ADAPT Centre)

Dr. Michel Simard (National Research Council of Canada)

Dr. Marie-Josée Goulet (Université du Québec en Outaouais)
*Carla Parra Escartín* | Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
ADAPT Centre
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