EAMT – European Association for Machine Translation
The European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT) is an organization that serves the growing community of people interested in MT and translation tools, including users, developers, and researchers of this increasingly viable technology.
The EAMT is one of three regional associations of the International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT). Its sister organizations are the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA) and the Asian-Pacific Association for Machine Translation (AAMT).
Together with the AMTA and the AAMT, the EAMT organizes workshops and conferences, such as the bi-annual MT Summit, and the annual EAMT conferences or workhops. Under the auspices of the IAMT, it also compiles
listings of companies and products which are distributed free or at nominal cost to its members. The EAMT also maintains a mailing list, firstname.lastname@example.org, as a public forum for the discussion of translation technology.
The EAMT is a non-profit organization registered in Switzerland. The EAMT was established in 1991, and it is the only organization of its kind in Europe.
Four reasons why you should join the EAMT
1. Conferences and Workshops
Every two years, the IAMT organizes the MT Summit, a unique conference dedicated to the world of translation technology which alternates between Europe, the Americas, and Asia/Pacific. In 1997, the MT Summit was held in San Diego, USA, in 1999, it was held in Singapore, in 2001, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 2003, in New Orleans, USA, in 2005 in Phuket, Thailand, in 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2009 it will be in
the Americas, the venue yet to be decided.
In years when the Summit is not being held in Europe, the EAMT organises an annual workshop or a conference on some facet of MT, sometimes in conjunction with another event. EAMT members can attend EAMT- and IAMT-sponsored
events at reduced rates.
2. Expertise and networking
The EAMT is an excellent way to learn more about the practical aspects of MT. MT is still an imperfect technology and its members have a lot of collective wisdom to share about the use of MT in working environments. Through the
EAMT, you may be able to reach people who have "been there before."
The IAMT regularly produces publications which are available to members at reduced rates, including conference proceedings. A compendium of MT systems has been produced and is updated twice a year
4. Bibliographic service
The EAMT offers a bibliographic service to its members. For a nominal amount, members can order photocopies of articles on MT from a wide range of publications in the EAMT archives.
EAMT - European Association for Machine Translation
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