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May NCTA General Meeting
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Topic: The future of translation

When: 5/9/2015
1:00 PM
Where: Golden Gate University
536 Mission St. (between 1st and 2nd)
Room 5224
San Francisco, California  94105
United States
Presenter: Merle Tenney

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Join us for our quarterly general meeting!

When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Plus: New Member Orientation from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate University, Room #5224, 536 Mission St. (between 1st and 2nd), San Francisco

Transportation and Parking: Muni rail lines J, K, L, M, N, S or F; MUNI street cars and buses 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 14, 21, 31, 38, 41, or 71. BART: Montgomery station.


Door prizes! All attendees will be eligible to enter free raffle.

12:30 p.m.:  Orientation for New Members

New members and anyone who wants to know more about NCTA are invited to join the New Member Orientation.


1:00 p.m.: Networking
Come meet and network with fellow translators and learn more about the association.


1:30 p.m.: NCTA Business


2:00 p.m.: Presentation "Future Applications of Language Processing in Written Communication"

Translation is just one part in the life cycle of a document, and, of course, most written communications are never translated. To understand the future of translation, it is instructive to explore the future of the other stages in text creation and consumption. These include inputting, writing and editing, annotating, publishing and retrieving, and reading. Natural language processing (NLP) technologies are key to each of these steps. Equally important are the contributions of the carbon-based units. Authors and their collaborators—amateur and professional—will work together in innovative, complementary ways.


Presenter: Merle Tenney, Language Technology Consultant 

Merle Tenney is an international and linguistic software developer with 30 years’ experience developing products for the global marketplace. His career has been divided between the fields of software globalization and natural language processing. At Microsoft, Lexpertise, and ALPNET, Merle developed NLP tools for readers, writers, and translators, including seminal work in translation memory, translation editors, grammar and style checkers, second language checkers, and electronic references. At Apple, Palm, and Cisco, he led the internationalization of application and system software, most notably as Apple’s International Technology Evangelist.


3:15 p.m.: Networking

Refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting, and there will be an opportunity for networking.


The meeting is sponsored by Venga Global.

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