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February NCTA General Meeting

When: 2/20/2016
1:00 PM
Where: Golden Gate University
536 Mission St. (between 1st and 2nd)
Room 3214
San Francisco, California  94105
United States
Presenter: Spence Green
Contact: Diana Dudgeon

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Join us for our quarterly general meeting!

When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 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 3214, 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.

Transportation to/from Sacramento (inexpensive, non-stop, express bus service): Megabus

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.: Translator-centric Machine Translation: Design and Analysis - By Spence Green

At the February 2015 general meeting, Dr. Spence Green presented research at Stanford on machine-assisted translation. That research has been commercialized as Lilt, which was launched at the ATA conference in Miami. In this talk he'll describe the evolution of the system from research prototype to commercial CAT tool, present a productivity experiment with a Bay Area translation agency, and attempt to dispel a few myths about machine-translation technology. A practicum on Lilt will follow for translators who work in English to/from French/German/Spanish/Portuguese.

About the presenter

Spence Green received a Ph.D in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2014. He worked with Chris Manning and Jeff Heer and was a member of the Stanford NLP (Natural Language Processing) Group and the UW (University of Washington) Interactive Data Lab. He's currently interested in the intersection of NLP and HCI (Human Computer Interaction). He has also worked on syntactic parsing, machine translation, and coreference resolution. Dr. Green is CEO at 

 3:15 p.m.: Networking

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


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