May 30, 2016

The 19th annual conference of the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT) began today in Riga. The conference was officially unveiled by Andrejs Vasiļjevs, CEO of Tilde and local organiser of EAMT 2016; Jānis Vucāns, a Member of Latvian Parliament; and Mikel L. Forcada, president of EAMT.

The opening ceremony of EAMT concluded with a keynote speech by Alexander Fraser, who leads the machine translation group at the Center for Information and Language Processing (CIS), LMU Munich. Fraser spoke about the challenges of translating to morphologically rich languages.

Organized by Tilde, EAMT, and the University of Latvia, EAMT will bring together Europe's leading machine translation (MT) experts for three days of presentations and discussion on the state-of-the-art and the future of MT.

Speakers and participants represent localization industry giants such as Welocalize, Star Group, Amplexor, and SDL; leading EU universities such as Dublin City University, University of Edinburg, LMU Munich, and University of Sheffield; and global online platforms like LexisNexis and Booking.com.

Sponsors for this year's EAMT conference are Star Group and Welocalize. Supporters of the event are ELRA, Apertium, and Springer.

The proceedings are published as a special issue of the Baltic Journal of Modern Computing, an open access journal indexed by Thomson Reuters Web of Science Core Collection. Selected papers will be published (in an extended version) in the Machine Translation journal. See more in the Call for Papers.

Full conference programme is available here

Photos from Day 1 of the conference