In the context of the OALI initiative (Open Access in Linguistics: http://hpsg.fu-berlin.de/OALI/) and in the framework offered by the non-profit publisher Language Science Press (http://langsci-press.org), it is our pleasure to announce the new open access book series
Tanslation and Multilingual Natural Language Processing (TMNLP)
It centres around human and machine translation, with a special emphasis on empirical studies. This includes computational, corpus linguistic and cognitive aspects of translation. Examples of possible topics are:
- machine translation (statistical, rule-based, example-based and hybrid) - machine aided translation and interpreting - translation technology - use of corpora in translation - annotation, alignment and searchability of translation data - cognitive aspects of translation - modelling the translation process - multi-modal and audiovisual translation
The series encourages the submission of monographs, contributed volumes, lecture notes, (revised) theses and textbooks. The publication language is English. All submissions are reviewed by members of the editorial board.
This is meant to be a book series from scientists for scientists, with no commercial ambitions. The open access model used enables rapid publication and ensures high visibility through free internet access for everybody. But all books are also available in conventional printed form (with ISBN).
Let us highlight some characteristics:
- High quality standards ensured through peer-reviewing by members of the editorial board (see below) - Unrestricted free internet access under a creative commons license (e.g. all books
downloadable as PDFs, no special online readers required, no printing restrictions) - Server infrastructure provided by Freie Universitaet Berlin - Full text of books accessible via all major search engines - No charges for authors/editors - Efficient standardized publication process using the software Open Monograph Press (http://pkp.sfu.ca/omp) - Authors' and editors' communication partners are scientists working in the same field - Conventional printed books available via print-on-demand service at moderate cost
For further information, background and motivation, please have a look at http://www.ftsk.uni-mainz.de/esue/80.php, and at the OALI and Language Science Press websites (URLs see above).
For a sample book layout, see http://hpsg.fu-berlin.de/OALI/Milestones/2013-07-book-layout.pdf
The following poster gives an overview on Language Science Press: http://hpsg.fu-berlin.de/OALI/Milestones/2013-07-18-poster.pdf
And of course, if you have comments or questions, please get in touch with us. Contact address: tmnlp (at) zunker-rapp (dot) de
Reinhard Rapp (Aix-Marseille Université) Silvia Hansen-Schirra (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) Oliver Culo (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)
EDITORIAL BOARD OF TMNLP BOOK SERIES
Rafael Banchs (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore) Núria Bel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain) Pushpak Bhattacharyya (IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India) Chris Biemann (TU Darmstadt, Germany) Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC – CNR, Pisa, Italy) Michael Carl (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) Beatrice Daille (Université de Nantes, France) Gerard De Melo (ICSI Berkeley, USA) Mikel L. Forcada (Universitat d'Alacant, Spain) Ed Hovy (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA) Kyo Kageura (University of Tokyo, Japan) Kevin Knight (University of Southern California, USA) Reinhard Köhler (Universität Trier, Germany) Philipp Koehn (University of Edinburgh, UK) Patrik Lambert (Barcelona Media, Spain) Nikola Ljubešic (University of Zagreb, Croatia) Emmanuel Morin (Université de Nantes, France) Dragos Stefan Munteanu (Language Weaver, Inc., USA) Uwe Quasthoff (Universität Leipzig, Germany) Christoph Rösener (FH Flensburg, Germany) Marta Ruiz Costa-jussa (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore) Paul Schmidt (Institute for Applied Information Science, Saarbrücken, Germany) Serge Sharoff (University of Leeds, UK) Erich Steiner (Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany) Marko Tadic (University of Zagreb, Croatia) George Tambouratzis (Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athens, Greece) Jörg Tiedemann (University of Uppsala, Sweden) Dan Tufis (RACAI, Bucharest, Romania) Hans Uszkoreit (Saarland University and DFKI, Germany) Stephan Vogel (Qatar Computing Research Institute) Justin Washtell (365 Media Inc, Cambridge, UK) Dekai Wu (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China) Heike Zinsmeister (IMS Stuttgart, Germany) Michael Zock (LIF-CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, France) Pierre Zweigenbaum (LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France)
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