Microsoft Head of Natural Language Processing to deliver Keynote Presentation at LangTech 200223.09.2002 - (idw) VDI/VDE-Technologiezentrum Informationstechnik GmbH
Berlin, September 23, 2002 - Mr Bill Dolan, Head of Natural Language Processing for Microsoft, will address LangTech attendees at 10am, September 26 in a speech entitled 'Language Technology in Consumer Software'. Mr Dolan has earned wide international recognition through his revolutionary innovations in language technology, including automatic translation and question answering systems. He will outline Microsoft's initiatives and strategies in the field of language technology.
LangTech 2002 (http://www.lang-tech.org), to be held September 26 & 27 in the Hotel Schweizerhof, Berlin, is one of Europe's first high-level events devoted to the global language and speech technology market. For a growing number of businesses, speech and language technologies have become essential in areas such as CRM solutions, software localisation and content management strategies.
At 10.45am, a press conference and Q&A session will immediately follow Mr Dolan's presentation. Dr Uwe Thomas, the State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Professor Hans Uszkoreit, LangTech 2002 Programme Chair, will also be in attendance along with Bente Maegaard, Central Co-ordinator of Euromap Language Technologies. At the press conference, the LangTech exhibition area will officially be opened and exhibitors introduced.
Members of the press are cordially invited to apply for press conference access and full conference accreditation via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LangTech programme will also feature international speakers from key market players such as SAP, Scansoft, Berlitz, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Telekom, Trados, Nuance and Telisma. A revolutionary aspect of the LangTech programme is the SME 'pitch' sessions which will feature a hand picked selection of some of the most dynamic concept ideas proposed for market, with representatives from across Europe, North America and Asia. On hand will be a number of leading venture capitalists to evaluate proposals and provide an essential overview of funding opportunities and processes in the current technologies marketplace. LangTech is an EC supported initiative, through the involvement of Euromap Language Technologies. Bente Maegaard stated, 'We view LangTech as an important development in bringing together the various parties comprising the language technologies sector for high level interaction and discussion. The conference is particularly useful for smaller concept developers seeking a promotional platform and for corporations keen to understand why these technologies are value added propositions.'
Date: September 26-27, 2002
Venue: Hotel Schweizerhof, Berlin
Description: LangTech 2002 is the international forum for people and organisations involved in the development, deployment and exploitation of spoken and written language technologies in real world applications. It will feature keynote talks from leading players, presentations from a wide range of developers and solution providers, panel discussions of key issues affecting the market in Europe and beyond, and an exhibition of applications, products, services and research prototypes. Special sessions will enable start-up companies to promote and pitch their products and services and explore funding possibilities.
LangTech 2002 will cover a wide range of language technologies with three focus areas:
VOICE SOLUTIONS: for the control of software and machinery, customer relationship management, systems for the handicapped and multimodal communication in an ambient intelligence setting.
KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS: for information and knowledge management, content management, e-learning, document authoring and management.
MULTILINGUAL SOLUTIONS: for software localisation, automatic text translation, translation memories, interactive speech translation and crosslingual information retrieval.
LangTech 2002 is organised by EUROMAP Language Technologies, assisted by the German National Competence Center for Language Technology funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research, the Investmentbank Berlin, the European Language and Speech Network (ELSNET), European Language Resources Association (ELRA) and several other corporate sponsors.
Conference website: http://www.lang-tech.org
Press Registration: email@example.com
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