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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 invites entries for this first edition of the EAMT award for the Best
Thesis on a topic related to machine translation.
Students who have completed a thesis on a relevant topic within the past year,
and who have not previously won a similar award, are invited to submit their
research to the EAMT for consideration for this award.
The submissions will be judged by a panel of academic and industrial experts
from the EAMT Committee.
The scope of the thesis need not be confined to a technical area, and
applications are also invited from students who are carrying out research into
commercial and management aspects of machine translation.
Possible areas of research might include:
   * development of machine translation or advanced computer-assisted
translation systems: software and resources
   * machine translation for less-resourced languages
   * the use of these systems in professional environments (freelance
translators, translation agencies, localisation, etc.)
   * the increasing impact of machine translation on non-professional
users and its impact in communications, social networking, etc.
   * machine translation and post-editing
   * spoken language translation
   * the integration of machine translation and translation memory systems
   * the integration of machine translation software in larger IT
   * the evaluation of machine translation systems in real tasks such as
   * the cross-fertilisation between machine translation and other language
The winner will receive a prize of 500, together with a suitably-inscribed
certificate. In addition, the recipient of the award will be expected to
their research at the next EAMT conference. In order to facilitate this, the
EAMT will waive the student's registration costs, and will make available a
travel bursary of ?200 to enable the recipient of the award to attend the said
Should you wish to enter your thesis, please forward:
   * an electronic copy (.pdf format preferred) of your thesis
   * a 2-page summary of the thesis in English
   * your full contact details,
   * the name and contact details of your supervisor(s),
   * a copy of your CV (max. one page)
   * any other relevant information on the thesis to:
Mikel L. Forcada, EAMT Secretary
Centre for Next Generation Localisation, School of Computing,
Dublin City University, Glasnevin 9, Dublin, Ireland
(mforcada at computing dot dcu dot ie)
By submitting their work authors
   * agree that, in case they are granted the award, any subsequently
version of the thesis should carry the citation "Winner of the Best Thesis
2009 of the European Association for Machine Translation" and
   * acknowledge the right of the EAMT to publicize the granting of the
Closing date for submissions is December 21, 2009.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 October 2009 )