[Corpora-List] First Call - EAMT 2017 Workshop on Social Media and User Generated Content Machine Translation (Social MT 2017)

Haithem AFLI aflihaithem at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 13:40:24 CET 2017

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS Apologies for multiple postings.

The first Workshop on Social Media and User Generated Content Machine Translation (Social MT 2017) Co-located with EAMT 2017, Prague, Czech Republic For more information please visit: https://sites.google.com/view/socialmt


With the widespread adoption of social media and online forums, individual users have been able to actively participate in the generation of online content in different languages and dialects. As a result, user-generated content (UGC) has seen an enormous growth in the recent years. The nature of UGC means that it can be generated at any time and in non-standard language or formats. Compared to professionally edited text, it is often more noisy, and likely to take some liberty with commonly established grammar, punctuation and spelling norms. All this can make it difficult to translate but UGC can also be incredibly valuable. This workshop will explore the multifarious aspects of effective MT of data extracted from social media. The workshop aims to provide a research platform dedicated to new method and techniques on translating user-generated content and exploring the use of such transition on social media analytics. The workshop will solicit original research contributions related to the theme, which includes (but is not limited to):

- Models and Tools Development for Social MT - Machine translation on Microblogs - Multi-lingual social analytics - Neural MT for UGC translation - Multilingual crowdsourcing - Building resources for UGC translation - Sentiment translation of UGC - Analyzing the diffusion of multilingual information - Using MT for monitoring emergency responses among social crowds - Multilingual Social-based web platform for disaster management - Multilingual and language-specific Information Retrieval on Social Web - Crosslingual document alignment using UGC data - Named entity transliteration on social media content - Code-mixed UGC translation - MT for Big social data analysis

Submissions may include work in progress as well as finished work. Submissions must have a clear focus on specific issues pertaining to UGC and its translation. Descriptions of commercial systems are welcome, but authors should be willing to discuss the details of their work.


January 30, 2017: First Call for Workshop Papers March 3, 2017: Second Call for Workshop Papers March 24, 2017: Workshop Paper Due Date April 14, 2017: Notification of Acceptance May 12, 2017: Camera-ready papers due May 31, 2017: Workshop Date (half-day workshop)


Submissions must conform to the official style guidelines for EAMT 2017 ( https://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/pbml/instructions-authors). Contributions can be short or long papers. Short paper submission must describe original and unpublished work without exceeding eight (8) pages plus any number of pages 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 twelve (12) pages plus any number of pages for references. Reviewing will be double-blind, so the papers should not reveal the authors’ identity. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Double submission policy: Parallel submission to other meetings or publications is possible but must be immediately notified to the workshop organizers. Submission Website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=socialmt2017

Extended versions of the best papers will be published into an upcoming special issue of “Translating User Generated Content” on Machine Translation Journal


General Chair: Andy Way (ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University)

Program Chair :Haithem Afli (ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University)

Program Committee Loc Barrault (LIUM, Le Mans University) Laurent Besacier (LIG, Grenoble University) Philipp Koehn (University of Edinburgh / Johns Hopkins University) Abdelkarim Mars (Grenoble University) Matteo Negri (FBK) Houda Bouamor (CMU Qatar) Yvette Graham (ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University) Dimitar Shterionov (KantanMT) Marco Turchi (FBK) Antonio Toral (University of Groningen) Lucia Specia (University of Sheffield) Kashif Shah (eBay) Rejwanul Haque (Lingo24)

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