[Corpora-List] Deadline Extension! First Workshop on Multimodal Machine Translation for Low Resource Languages (MMTLRL-2021)

Thoudam Doren Singh thoudam.doren at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 15:41:22 CEST 2021

[Apologies for multiple posting]

The submission deadline for MMTLRL has been extended until 15th July.

Call For Papers:: MMTLRL-2021 at RANLP-2021

*First Workshop on Multimodal Machine Translation for Low Resource Languages (MMTLRL-2021)*

Language does not exist in a vacuum. Yet, for a long time, large parts of NLP have focused on text- (or speech-) only scenarios: most work on machine translation (MT) e.g. is on text-to-text MT. In principle, the inclusion of additional context in the form of other modalities offers the promise of improving a translation. In practice, this is often hard (Lala et al. 2017, Elliott 2018). In this workshop, we would like to combine two strands of research that are hitherto not well connected: research on low-resource MT and research on multi-modal MT (MMMT). While there has been important progress on both sides, including unsupervised (Artetxe et al. 2018, Lample et al. 2018) and self-supervised MT (Ruiter et al. 2019); and neural-network-based modality combinations in MMMT (Çağlayan et al. 2019), the potential of mustering information in other modalities (such as images, videos and spoken language) to complement the text signal in low-resource MT has not yet been explored extensively. However, a combination may hold promise: a richer multimodal signal may help address some of the challenges that come with low-resource scenarios. Of course, there are no guarantees: a richer multimodal signal and with it an increase in the dimensionality of the data may make the problem worse.


We invite original contributions describing the latest trends, developments and solutions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Data harvesting and preparation for low resource MMMT


Multimodality and its impact on machine translation


MMMT for low resource scenarios


Neural approaches towards multimodal machine translations


Speech and Visual modalities for MMMT


Multimodal quality estimation


Multilingual MMMT


Multimodal attention


Evaluation of MMMT


All papers must be submitted in PDF format through the conference management system at *https://www.softconf.com/ranlp2021/MMTLRL2021/* <https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.softconf.com%2Franlp2021%2FMMTLRL2021%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFtl7So4Ij_por-Za4irE9wX-AwMw> . The papers should follow the format of the main conference, described at the main RANLP website, Submission Guidelines Section.

*Full Papers* must describe original unpublished work in any topic area of the workshop. Full papers are limited to 8 pages for content, with 2 additional pages for references.

*Short Papers* may describe either work in progress or a research proposal. They may also be in the style of a position paper that surveys and criticizes existing literature. Short papers must include clear directions for future research. Submissions of this type are limited to 6 pages for content, with 2 additional pages for references.


Authors may submit the same paper at several conferences. In this case, they must notify the organizers by filling in the corresponding information in the submission form, as well as notifying the contact organizer by e-mail.




Workshop paper submission deadline: 30 June 2021 15 July 2021


Workshop paper acceptance notification: 31 July 2021 15 August 2021


Workshop paper camera-ready versions: 31 August 2021


Workshop video presentations due: 31 August 2021


Workshop camera-ready proceedings ready: 5 September 2021


Workshops: 7 September 2021



- Lucia Specia, Imperial College London, England

- Marine Carpuat, University of Maryland, USA


- Thoudam Doren Singh, NIT Silchar, India

- Cristina España-Bonet, DFKI, Germany

- Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, NIT Silchar, India

- Josef Van Genabith, DFKI and Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

TECHNICAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE (Alphabetically ordered on last name)

- David Ifeoluwa Adelani, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

- Loïc Barrault, University of Sheffield

- Pushpak Bhattacharyya, IIT Bombay, India

- Koel Dutta Chowdhury, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

- Marta R. Costa-jussà, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

- Alexander Fraser, LMU Munich, Germany

- Julia Kreutzer, Google

- Gorka Labaka, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain

- Pranava Madhyastha, Imperial College London, England

- Vukosi Marivate, University of Pretoria, South Africa

- Loitongbam Sanayai Meetei, National Institute of Technology Silchar,


- Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU

- Shantipriya Parida, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland

- Alok Singh, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India

- Salam Michael Singh, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India

- Xabier Soto, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain

- Jörg Tiedeman, University of Helsinki, Finland

- Deyi Xiong, Tianjin University, China

- Jingyi Zhang, DFKI, Germany

To contact the organizers, you can email at: *mmtlrl2021 at gmail.com <mmtlrl2021 at gmail.com>*

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