[Elsnet-list] CFP: Machine Translation Journal, Special Issue on "Pushing the frontier of Statistical Machine Translation"

Nicola Cancedda nicola.cancedda at xrce.xerox.com
Thu Aug 20 16:27:17 CEST 2009


CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Issue on Pushing the frontier of Statistical Machine Translation

THE MACHINE TRANSLATION JOURNAL

http://www.springer.com/computer/artificial/journal/10590


Guest editors:
Lucia Specia (University of Wolverhampton)
and Nicola Cancedda (Xerox Research Centre Europe)

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Many current approaches to statistical machine translation are based
on incremental improvements over a standard framework: word-alignments
produced by IBM-models, rules extracted from word alignments using
heuristics, a log-linear model combining commonly used features whose
weights are optimized on a development set using reference translations,
and a beam-search decoder to generate final translations.

This special issue is dedicated to alternative approaches to
statistical MT radically diverging in as many as possible of the
aspects involved in the process, including (but not limited to) the
following:

- Word / phrase alignment (including hierarchical alignment)
- Rule / phrase extraction
- Statistical translation models
- Features / factors and ways to combine them
- Combination of linguistic and statistical methods
- Language modelling
- Real-time adaptation of MT with user feedback
- Domain adaptation of MT
- Parameter optimization
- Decoding

Contributions on approaches which still achieve performance levels
below the state of the art can be suitable for inclusion in this
issue, provided they stem from sound directions with clear potential
for further developments.

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Submission guidelines:

- Authors should follow the "Instructions for Authors" available on
the MT Journal website:

http://www.springer.com/computer/artificial/journal/10590

- Submissions must be limited to 15 pages (including references)

- Papers should be submitted online directly on the MT journal's
submission website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/coat/default.asp,
indicating this special issue in ‘article type’

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Important dates

- Deadline for ‘Submission Intent’ e-mail: September 15, 2009 -
contributors must send an email with the abstract of the submission to
“lspecia at gmail.com”

- Deadline for submissions: October 30, 2009

- Notification to the authors: December 20, 2009

- Deadline for camera-ready: January 30, 2009




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