Organization | About AAMT

History of the Association

The Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation was originally established on April 17, 1991, under the name of the Japan Association for Machine Translation. To expand its operations, the name was subsequently changed to the Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation.

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International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT)

Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation (AAMT)
Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA)
European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT)

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Officials

(as of Sep. 2018)

President

  • Eiichiro Sumita : National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Vice Presidents

  • Hisahiro Adachi : SunFlare Co., Ltd.
  • Sadao Kurohashi : Kyoto University

Directors

  • Hisahiro Adachi : SunFlare Co., Ltd.
  • Hiromi Ishikawa : Toin Corporation
  • Takehito Utsuro : University of Tsukuba
  • Masashi Kamatani : Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
  • Sadao Kurohashi : Kyoto University
  • Katsunori Kotani : Kansai Gaidai University
  • Akira Kobayashi : Japan Patent Information Organization
  • Eiichiro Sumita : National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
  • Hideki Tanaka : NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute
  • Masaaki Nagata : Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
  • Tomoki Nagase : Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
  • Satohi Nakamura : Nara Institute of Science and Technology
  • Takashi Ninomiya : Ehime University
  • Kouzou Moriguchi : Kawamura International Co., Ltd.
  • Seishirou Yamahata : Inter Group Corporation
  • Kazuhide Yamamoto : Nagaoka University of Technology
  • Key-Sun Choi : Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Virach Sornlertlamvanich : School of Information, Computer, and Communication Technology

Auditors

  • Yuuichi Furuya : Quicktranslate, inc.
  • Kenichiro Fukushima : Cross Language Inc.

Chair of the Committee for Seeking Future Direction of MT

  • Tomoki Nagase : Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.

President of AAMT/Japio(Japan Patent Information Organization) Special Interest Group on Patent Translation

  • Jun'ichi Tsujii : National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Chair of the Editorial Committee

  • Takehito Utsuro : University of Tsukuba

Leader of the Internet Working Group

  • Masaru Fuji : Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.

Secretary-General of AAMT

  • Hiromi Ishikawa : Toin Corporation

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Membership

(As of November 2018)

The association's 33 corporate members include machine translation (MT) system manufacturers, MT-related software and tool developers, MT system distributors, MT research institutes, and other organizations. The over 72 individual members include scholars, researchers, engineers, developers, distributors, document handlers, translation technicians, and translators.

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Organizational Units

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The Association's Relationship with Other Organizations

Research-and-development organizations involved in machine translation include the Information Processing Society of Japan, the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, and the Association for Natural Language Processing. The Japan Electronic Industry Association also conducts research on machine translation system technological developments and overseas technical trends.

For the translation industry, the Japan Translation Association under the Labor Ministry's jurisdiction gives qualifying tests to translators for official authorization. The association also supports translator-training programs. The Japan Translation Federation Inc. trains translators, develops translation business, and encourages information exchanges.

The Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation comprehensively promotes machine translation development, education, and publicity. Our operations encompass research and development, production, marketing, and user services.

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Last Update : 05 Nov. 2018