[Elsnet-list] METIS-II Workshop "NEW APPROACHES TO MACHINE
ineke.schuurman at ccl.kuleuven.be
Fri Sep 8 11:47:21 CEST 2006
NEW APPROACHES TO MACHINE TRANSLATION
A METIS-II WORKSHOP
LEUVEN, JANUARY 11TH 2007
Second and Final Call for Papers
The aim of the workshop "NEW APPROACHES TO MACHINE TRANSLATION" is
to raise awareness of innovative approaches to MT, be it rule-based,
example-based, statistical, hybrid, ... which tackle issues raised by
"classical approaches", such as issues with respect to algorithms and
The workshop consists of a keynote lecture (t.b.a.), invited and
submitted papers, a panel discussion and demonstrations.
Papers are invited that describe research and development with respect
to new approaches in MT, including, but not restricted to, the following:
· New machine translation architectures (rule-based, example-based,
statistical, hybrid); projects and currently available software:
complete engines, modules;
· Quality of the translations obtained, especially in comparison to
· When using lean resources, the effect this has on your techniques/
algorithms, or the information to be specified in these
· Post-editing and feedback to the translation engine;
· New approaches to the evaluation of MT.
All contributions will be published in the workshop proceedings. They
will also be made available at the METIS website.
Abstracts should be in English and up to 10 pages long. For instructions
for authors, have a look at http://ccl.kuleuven.be/ws-metis/.
The (anonymous) papers will be reviewed by members of the programme
Abstracts should be sent via e-mail to ws-metis at ccl.kuleuven.be. The
deadline for submission is October 1st, 2006.
Frank Van Eynde (CCL, Leuven) (co-chair)
Stella Markantonatou (ILSP, Athens) (co-chair)
Vincent Vandeghinste (CCL, Leuven)
Michael Carl (IAI, Saarbrucken)
Maite Melero (FUPF, Barcelona)
Centre for Computational Linguistics, K.U.Leuven:
Peter Dirix, Ineke Schuurman, and Vincent Vandeghinste
Paper submission deadline: Oct 1, 2006
Notification of acceptance: Nov 1, 2006
Final version of paper: Dec 1, 2006
Workshop: Jan 11, 2007
About the METIS-II project
The partners involved in the METIS-II project are:
ILSP (Institute for Language and Speech Processing), Athens, Greece
K.U.Leuven (Centre for Computational Linguistics), Leuven, Belgium
IAI (Institut fur Angewandte Informationsforschung), Saarbrücken,
FUPF (Fundacio Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Barcelona, Spain
METIS-II (10-2004 09-2007) is a hybrid machine translation system, in
which insights from statistical, example-based, and rule-based machine
translation (SMT, EBMT, and RBMT respectively) are used.
METIS investigates rule-based and data-driven methods to the extent they
can be built and used with relative ease and they complement each
other. Rule-based methods are used where representations and decisions
can be determined a-priori with high accuracy, for instance, based on
linguistic insight. Corpora serve as a basis to ground decisions where
uncertainty remains. Data-driven methods are used for target language
generation, using only a target language corpus and a bilingual
dictionary instead of a parallel corpus.
METIS-II website: http://www.ilsp.gr/metis2/
The METIS-II workshop is organised in conjunction with CLIN 17
(Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands), which will also be
organised in Leuven (January 12th 2007).
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