Joint Workshop on
EXPLOITING SYNERGIES BETWEEN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND MACHINE TRANSLATION (ESIRMT)
HYBRID APPROACHES TO MACHINE TRANSLATION (HyTra)
Co-located with EACL 2012 (http://eacl2012.org/)
April 23 and 24, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: February 2, 2012
ESIRMT: CHRISTOF MONZ (University of Amsterdam)
HyTra: PHILIPP KOEHN (University of Edinburgh)
This two-day workshop addresses two specific but related research problems in computational linguistics.
The ESIRMT event (1st day) aims at reducing the gap, both theoretical and practical, between information retrieval and machine translation research and applications. Although both fields have been already contributing to each other instrumentally, there is still too much work to be done in relation to solidly framing these two fields into a common ground of knowledge from both the procedural and paradigmatic perspectives.
The HyTra event (2nd day) aims at sharing ideas among researchers developing and applying statistical, example-based, or rule-based machine translation systems and who wish to enhance their systems with elements from the other approaches.
The joint workshop will provide participants with the opportunity of discussing research related to technology integration and system combination strategies at both the general level of cross-language information access and the specific level of machine translation technologies.
Contributions are to be organized into two tracks, corresponding to ESIRMT and HyTra, respectively. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* machine translation and information retrieval hybridization * applications of MT and IR hybrid systems * IR techniques integrated in MT systems * MT techniques integrated in IR systems * any kind of innovative approach exploiting synergies between MT and IR * machine learning techniques for ranking
* ways and techniques of MT hybridization * architectures for the rapid development of hybrid MT systems * hybrid systems dealing with underresourced languages and/or with
morphologically rich languages * using linguistic information (morphology, syntax, semantics) to enhance
statistical MT * bootstrapping rule-based systems from corpora * hybrid methods in spoken language translation * extraction of dictionaries from parallel and comparable corpora * machine learning techniques for hybrid MT * heuristics for limiting the search space in hybrid MT * alternative methods for the fair evaluation of the output of different
types of MT systems * system combination approaches * open source tools and free language resources for hybrid MT
Authors are invited to submit papers on original and previously unpublished work. Formatting should be according to EACL 2012 specifications using LaTeX or MS-Word style files, see http://eacl2012.org/information-for-authors/index.html (paper length: up to 9 pages plus an extra page for references). Reviewing of papers will be double-blind, so the submissions should not reveal the authors' identity.
Submission is electronic in PDF format using the START submission system at
Double submission policy: Parallel submission to other meetings or publications are possible but must be immediately notified to the workshop contact person (see below).
Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their research at the workshop. The papers will be published in the electronic workshop proceedings. These will be part of the EACL proceedings, published by ACL. They will also be made available online via the ACL Anthology.
February 2, 2012: Paper submissions due February 24, 2012: Notification of acceptance March 9, 2012: Camera ready papers due April 23-24, 2012: Workshop in Avignon
Contact person: Marta R. Costa-jussÓ (e-mail: marta.ruiz at barcelonamedia.org)
ESIRMT: Marta R. Costa-jussÓ (Barcelona Media Innovation Center), Patrik Lambert (University of Le Mans), Rafael E. Banchs (Institute for Infocomm Research)
HyTra: Reinhard Rapp (Universities of Mainz and Leeds), Bogdan Babych (University of Leeds), Kurt Eberle (Lingenio GmbH), Tony Hartley (Toyohashi University of Technology and University of Leeds), Serge Sharoff (University of Leeds), Martin Thomas (University of Leeds)
Jordi Atserias, Yahoo! Research , Barcelona, Spain Bogdan Babych, University of Leeds, UK Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India N˙ria Bel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain Pierrette Bouillon, ISSCO/TIM/ETI, University of Geneva, Switzerland Chris Callison-Burch, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA Michael Carl, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Oliver Culo, ICSI, University of California, Berkeley, USA Kurt Eberle, Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany Andreas Eisele, Directorate-General for Translation, European
Commission, Luxembourg Marcello Federico, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy JosÚ A. R. Fonollosa, Universitat PolitŔcnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain Mikel Forcada, University of Alicante, Spain Alexander Fraser, Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS),
Stuttgart, Germany Johanna Gei▀, Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany Mireia Ginesti-Rosell, Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany Silvia Hansen-Schirra, FTSK, University of Mainz, Germany Tony Hartley, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, and University
of Leeds, UK Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex, UK Yanjun Ma, Baidu Inc. Beijing, China JosÚ B. Mari˝o, Universitat PolitŔcnica de Catalunya, Spain Maite Melero, Barcelona Media Innovation Center, Barcelona, Spain Haizhou Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore Reinhard Rapp, University of Mainz, Germany, and University of Leeds, UK Paul Schmidt, Institut for Applied Information Science, SaarbrŘcken, Germany Uta Seewald-Heeg, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, K÷then, Germany Nasredine Semmar, CEA LIST, Fontenay-aux-Roses Cedex, France Serge Sharoff, University of Leeds, UK Wade Shen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA Fabrizio Silvestri, Instituto de Scienza e Tecnologia del'Informazione,
Pisa, Italy Harold Somers, CNGL, Dublin City University, Ireland Anders S°gaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Martin Thomas, University of Leeds, UK J÷rg Tiedemann, University of Uppsala, Sweden Zygmunt Vetulani, University of Poznan, Poland
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