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EAMT Best Thesis Award 2009-10

The European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT, is an organization that serves the growing community of people interested in MT and translation tools, including users, developers, and researchers of this increasingly viable technology.

The EAMT invites entries for this first edition of the EAMT award for the Best Thesis on a topic related to machine translation.

Students who have completed a thesis on a relevant topic within the lastyear (2009) ‒ and exceptionally and only for this first call, during 2008 ‒, and who have not previously won a similar award, are invited to submit their research to the EAMT for consideration for this award.

The submissions will be judged by a panel of academic and industrial experts from the EAMT Committee.


The scope of the thesis need not be confined to a technical area, and applications are also invited from students who are carrying out research into commercial and management aspects of machine translation.

Possible areas of research might include:

  • development of machine translation or advanced computer-assisted translation systems: software and resources
  • machine translation for less-resourced languages
  • the use of these systems in professional environments (freelance translators, translation agencies, localisation, etc.)
  • the increasing impact of machine translation on non-professional Internet users and its impact in communications, social networking, etc.
  • machine translation and post-editing
  • spoken language translation
  • the integration of machine translation and translation memory systems
  • the integration of machine translation software in larger IT applications
  • the evaluation of machine translation systems in real tasks such as those above
  • the cross-fertilisation between machine translation and other language technologies


The winner will receive a prize of €500, together with a suitably-inscribed certificate. In addition, the recipient of the award will be expected to present their research at the next EAMT conference. In order to facilitate this, the EAMT will waive the student's registration costs, and will make available a travel bursary of €200 to enable the recipient of the award to attend the said conference.


Should you wish to enter your thesis, please forward:

  • an electronic copy (.pdf format preferred) of your thesis
  • a 2-page summary of the thesis in English
  • your full contact details,
  • the name and contact details of your supervisor(s),
  • a copy of your CV (max. one page)
  • any other relevant information on the thesis to:


Mikel L. Forcada, EAMT Secretary
Centre for Next Generation Localisation, School of Computing,
Dublin City University, Glasnevin 9, Dublin, Ireland


By submitting their work authors

  • agree that, in case they are granted the award, any subsequently published version of the thesis should carry the citation "Winner of the Best Thesis Award 2009 of the European Association for Machine Translation" and
  • acknowledge the right of the EAMT to publicize the granting of the award.

Closing date for submissions is December 21, 2009.