[Corpora-List] Call for papers: 8th Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT13)

Christof Monz c.monz
Tue Jan 29 20:59:01 CET 2013

EIGHTH WORKSHOP ON STATISTICAL MACHINE TRANSLATION (co-located with ACL 2013, August 8-9, 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria) http://www.statmt.org/wmt13/


We invite the submission of scientific papers on topics related to MT. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* word-based, phrase-based, syntax-based SMT

* using comparable corpora for SMT

* incorporating linguistic information into SMT

* decoding

* system combination and selection

* error analysis

* manual and automatic method for evaluating MT

* quality estimation of MT

* scaling MT to very large data sets


The workshop will feature three shared tasks:

* a translation task

* a task to test automatic evaluation metrics

* a translation quality estimation task

Separate emails will announce the details about the tasks.


Submissions will consist of regular full papers of 6-10 pages, plus additional pages for references, formatted following the ACL 2013 guidelines. In addition, shared task participants will be invited to submit short papers (4-6 pages) describing their systems or their evaluation metrics. Both submission and review processes will be handled electronically.

We encourage individuals who are submitting research papers to evaluate their approaches using the training resources provided by this workshop and past workshops, so that their experiments can be repeated by others using these publicly available corpora.


Paper submissions:

Paper submission deadline: June 7, 2013

Notification of acceptance: June 24, 2013

Camera-ready deadline: July 5, 2013

Shared tasks:

Release of translation task training data: Early February 2013

Release of translation task test set: April 29, 2013

Submission deadline for translation task: May 3 2013

Release of quality estimation task training data: February 28 2013

Release of quality estimation task test data: May 25, 2013

Release of system outputs for metrics task: May 10, 2013

Submission deadline for metrics task and quality estimation task: May 31, 2013

Manual evaluation period: May 17, 2013 - June 7, 2013

Workshop in Sofia following ACL: August 8-9, 2013


Ondrej Bojar (Charles University in Prague) Christian Buck (University of Edinburgh) Chris Callison-Burch (Johns Hopkins University) Barry Haddow (University of Edinburgh) Philipp Koehn (University of Edinburgh) Christof Monz (University of Amsterdam) Matt Post (Johns Hopkins University) Herve Saint-Amand (University of Edinburgh) Lucia Specia (University of Sheffield)

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