[Corpora-List] Preliminary CFP: ACL 2013 Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)

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*Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)*

Co-located with *ACL 2013 <http://acl2013.org/site/>*

Sofia, Bulgaria

August 8 or 9, 2013

Deadline for paper submissions: April 30, 2013

*http://hytra.barcelonamedia.org/hytra2013/***<http://hytra.barcelonamedia.org/hytra2013> * *


The Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra) intends to further progress on the findings from the first edition which was held (together with the ESIRMT workshop) as a joint 2-day EACL 2012 workshop.

The aim of the HyTra workshop is to bring together and share ideas among researchers developing statistical, example-based, or rule-based translation systems and who enhance MT systems with elements from the other approaches. Hereby one relevant focus will be on effectively combining linguistic and data driven approaches (rule-based and statistical MT). Another focus will be on hybridization in the context of human translation.

We solicit contributions including but not limited to the following topics:


ways and techniques of hybridization


architectures for the rapid development of hybrid MT systems


applications of hybrid systems


hybrid systems dealing with under-resourced languages


hybrid systems dealing with morphologically rich languages


using linguistic information (morphology, syntax, semantics) to enhance

statistical MT (e.g. with hierarchical or factored models)


using contextual information to enhance statistical MT


bootstrapping rule-based systems from corpora


hybrid methods in spoken language translation


extraction of dictionaries from parallel and comparable corpora


induction of morphological, grammatical, and translation rules from



machine learning techniques for hybrid MT


describing structural mappings between languages (e.g. tree-structures

using synchronous/transduction grammars)


heuristics for limiting the search space in hybrid MT


alternative methods for the fair evaluation of the output of different

types of MT systems (e.g. relying on linguistic criteria)


system combination approaches such as multi-engine MT (parallel) or

automatic post-editing (sequential)


open source tools and free language resources for hybrid MT

Contributions are to be organized into two tracks, corresponding to short or long papers. Short paper submission must describe original and unpublished work without exceeding five pages of content plus one extra page for references. Characteristics of short papers include: a small, focused contribution; work in progress; a negative result; an opinion piece; an interesting application nugget. Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work without exceeding eight pages of content plus two extra pages for references.

*Submission Instructions*

Authors are invited to submit papers on original and previously unpublished work. Formatting should be according to ACL 2013 specifications using LaTeX or MS-Word style files, see *http://acl2013.org/site/call.html*. 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 (URL to be announced in subsequent versions of this call)

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 ACL proceedings, published by ACL. They will also be made available online via the ACL Anthology.

*Important Dates*

April 30, 2013: Paper submissions due

May 24, 2013: Notification of acceptance

Jun 7, 2013: Camera ready papers due

August 8 or 9, 2013: Workshop in Sofia


Marta R. Costa-jussà (Institute for Infocomm Research).

Reinhard Rapp (Universities of Aix-Marseille and Mainz),

Patrik Lambert (Barcelona Media Innovation Center),

Rafael E. Banchs (Institute for Infocomm Research),

Bogdan Babych (University of Leeds)

*Contact person: *Marta R. Costa-jussà (martaruizcostajussa at gmail.com)

*Invited Speaker*


*Programme Committee *

Alexey Baytin, Yandex, Moscow, Russia

Núria Bel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Pierrette Bouillon, ISSCO/TIM/ETI, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Michael Carl, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Marine Carpuat, National Research Council, Canada

Josep Maria Crego, Systran, Paris, France

Oliver Culo, ICSI, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Kurt Eberle, Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany

Andreas Eisele, Saarland University, Germany

Marcello Federico, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy

Christian Federmann, Language Technology Lab, DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany

Alexander Fraser, University of Stuttgart, Germany

José A. R. Fonollosa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Tony Hartley, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, and University of Leeds, UK

Maxim Khalilov, TAUS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Philipp Koehn, University of Edimburgh, UK

Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex, UK

Yanjun Ma, Baidu Inc., Beijing, China

José B. Mariño, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Maite Melero, Barcelona Media Innovation Center, Barcelona, Spain

Haizhou Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Chris Quirk, Microsoft, USA

Paul Schmidt, Institute for Applied Information Science, Saarbrücken, Germany

Anders Sogaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Uta Seewald-Heeg, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Köthen, Germany

Nasredine Semmar, CEA LIST, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France

Wade Shen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Serge Sharoff, University of Leeds, UK

George Tambouratzis, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athens, Greece.

Jörg Tiedemann, University of Uppsala, Sweden

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