[Corpora-List] ACL-IWSLT Shared Task on Formality Control for Spoken Language Translation

Maria Nadejde maria.nadejde at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 17:31:18 CET 2022

We would like to extend an invitation to participate in the special task on Formality Control for Spoken Language Translation <https://iwslt.org/2022/formality> organized at IWSLT 2022 <https://iwslt.org/2022/>. This special task invites participants to advance research on controlling formality in machine translation for a diverse set of languages with a focus on zero-shot learning. To advance research in this area, the organizers have provided an annotated dataset and a targeted evaluation metric.

Important links:

- Formality task webpage: https://iwslt.org/2022/formality

- Data, metric and per-trained models:


- Google Group: https://groups.google.com/g/iwslt-evaluation-campaign

- IWSLT conference webpage: https://iwslt.org/2022/

*HOW TO PARTICIPATE* Please join the IWSLT Evaluation Campaign Google Group <https://groups.google.com/g/iwslt-evaluation-campaign> and access the registration form shared on this group.

We have released formality-annotated training and dev data and an automatic metric here: https://github.com/amazon-research/contrastive-controlled-mt. Allowable generic training data is listed on the task website <https://github.com/amazon-research/contrastive-controlled-mt>. Task submissions will be made on a dedicated github repository. More information will be added here <https://github.com/amazon-research/contrastive-controlled-mt> at a later date.

More resources:

- On February 1st, we will release pre-trained Sockeye 3 models and

scripts that participants can use as a basis for their models


- January 15, 2022: training data released


- February 1, 2022: pre-trained models released

- March 14, 2022: evaluation data released

- March 24, 2022: translation submission deadline

- March 25, 2022: reference translations released

- April 1, 2022: system paper submission deadline

- April 22, 2022: paper notification

- May 1, 2022: camera ready deadline

- May 26-27, 2022: IWSLT conference (Dublin, Ireland and virtual)


- English → German

- English → Hindi

- English → Japanese

- English → Spanish

- Zero-shot languages (no training data released):

- English → Italian

- English → Russian

You may participate in any subset of the language pairs.

*ORGANIZING COMMITTEE* Maria Nadejde, Amazon AWS Translate Anna Currey, Amazon AWS Translate Benjamin Hsu, Amazon AWS Translate Xing Niu, Amazon AWS Translate Georgiana Dinu, Amazon AWS Translate Marcello Federico, Amazon AWS Translate -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 8409 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20220128/a20eeaf9/attachment.txt>

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