on Machine Translation, NLP and Support systems
With the advancement
and penetration of Information and Communication Technology, the globe
has started shrinking. It is also led to globalization of trade and
opened up new avenues for business opportunities. However, this
shrinking of globe cannot be realistic without providing for appropriate
linguistic interfaces which could break the language barrier across the
We also see another scenario where we encounter diversity of language
within a country such as in India. Here breaking the language barrier is
like providing an essential infrastructure for good governance, peace &
prosperity. Thus development of tools and techniques for breaking the
language barrier constitutes a service to humanity. At the same time
breaking the language barrier in real sense constitutes a real challenge
for researchers and developers of language technology.
The International symposium on machine translation, natural language
processing and translation support systems, is intended to act as a
forum for promoting interaction among the researchers, developers and
users across the world in the general area of machine translation and
natural language processing.
India is a highly multilingual country with more than 20 officially
recognized languages and hundreds of dialects in use. These languages
are being used by millions of people in South Asia, South-East Asia,
Mauritius, Fiji and as minority languages in Europe, Canada and USA.
Thus India forms a good test-bed for testing translation strategies in a