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Translation Memory Workshop - Engage, Educate, and Understand

Purpose:

The goal of the workshop is to bring together users, developers, and researchers of Translation Memory (TM) to engage the community on TM current practices, successes, barriers and future directions; specifically focusing on:

  • What motivates people to use translation memory and what is preventing potential users from employing it?
  • What are the appropriate metrics and measures that should be applied to assess translation memory?
  • What is desired and planned in the next generation of translation memory technology to expand its usage, improve its capabilities and better address the needs of the users?

Sponsor(s):

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC), Naval Research Lab (NRL).

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Agenda:

7:30 8:30 Arrival/Registration/Coffee
8:30 9:00 Welcome/Introduction/Goals/Agenda
9:00 9:20 Presentation 1 - Overview of TM
9:20 9:40 Presentation 2 - Overview of Metrics
9:40 10:10 Break
10:10 10:30 Presentation 3 - from User Community
10:30 11:30 User Panel Discussion - What are the current practices, successes, and challenges for users working with TM? What motivates people to use TM? What are the barriers preventing potential users from employing TM?
11:30 12:30

Lunch

12:30 13:50 Researcher Panel Discussion - Where is the current state of research of TM and where is it expanding? What are the appropriate metrics and measures that should be applied to assess TM?

13:50

14:20 Break
14:20 15:40 Developer Panel Discussion - What metrics are currently used to drive technology development and validate performance? Where do developers see requirements for the next generation of translation memory technology? What is planned to expand its capabilities and address the needs of more users?
15:40 16:20 Road Ahead
16:20 16:30 Wrap Up and Adjourn


Security Instructions:

All workshop participants must be US citizens. It is imperative that you register with your First and Last as it appears on your identification. All participants are required to present a valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport) in order to enter the NIST campus.

Details:

Start Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Location: NIST/AML Conference Room/Gaithersburg, Maryland
Format: Workshop

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