[Elsnet-list] 1st CFP: ACL 2013 Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)

Marta Ruiz martaruizcostajussa at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 15:22:31 CET 2013


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 *Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)*


 Co-located with *ACL 2013 <http://acl2013.org/site/>*

Sofia, Bulgaria

August 8, 2013


 Deadline for paper submissions: April 30, 2013


 *http://hytra.barcelonamedia.org/hytra**2013*<http://hytra.barcelonamedia.org/hytra2013>
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 The Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra) intends to
further progress on the findings from the first edition which was held
(together with the ESIRMT workshop) as a joint 2-day EACL 2012 workshop.


 The aim of the HyTra workshop is to bring together and share ideas among
researchers developing statistical, example-based, or rule-based
translation systems and who enhance MT systems with elements from the other
approaches. Hereby one relevant focus will be on effectively combining
linguistic and data driven approaches (rule-based and statistical MT).
Another focus will be on hybridization in the context of human translation.


 We solicit contributions including but not limited to the following topics:



   -

   ways and techniques of hybridization
   -

   architectures for the rapid development of hybrid MT systems
   -

   applications of hybrid systems
   -

   hybrid systems dealing with under-resourced languages
   -

   hybrid systems dealing with morphologically rich languages
   -

   using linguistic information (morphology, syntax, semantics) to enhance
   statistical MT (e.g. with hierarchical or factored models)
   -

   using contextual information to enhance statistical MT
   -

   bootstrapping rule-based systems from corpora
   -

   hybrid methods in spoken language translation
   -

   extraction of dictionaries from parallel and comparable corpora
   -

   induction of morphological, grammatical, and translation rules from
   corpora
   -

   machine learning techniques for hybrid MT
   -

   describing structural mappings between languages (e.g. tree-structures
   using synchronous/transduction grammars)
   -

   heuristics for limiting the search space in hybrid MT
   -

   alternative methods for the fair evaluation of the output of different
   types of MT systems (e.g. relying on linguistic criteria)
   -

   system combination approaches such as multi-engine MT (parallel) or
   automatic post-editing (sequential)
   -

   open source tools and free language resources for hybrid MT


 Contributions are to be organized into two tracks, corresponding to short
or long papers. Short paper submission must describe original and
unpublished work without exceeding five pages of content plus one extra
page 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 eight pages of content plus two extra pages for references.


 *Submission Instructions*


 Authors are invited to submit papers on original and previously
unpublished work. Formatting should be according to ACL 2013 specifications
using LaTeX or MS-Word style files, see *http://acl2013.org/site/call.html*.
Reviewing of papers will be double-blind, so the submissions should not
reveal the authors’ identity.


 Submission is electronic in PDF format using the START submission system
at (URL to be announced in subsequent versions of this call)


 Double submission policy: Parallel submission to other meetings or
publications are possible but must be immediately notified to the workshop
contact person (see below).


 Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their research at
the workshop. The papers will be published in the electronic workshop
proceedings. These will be part of the ACL proceedings, published by ACL.
They will also be made available online via the ACL Anthology.



 *Important Dates*


 April 30, 2013: Paper submissions due

May 24, 2013: Notification of acceptance

Jun 7, 2013: Camera ready papers due

August 8 or 9, 2013: Workshop in Sofia




 *Organizers*


 Marta R. Costa-jussà (Institute for Infocomm Research).

Reinhard Rapp (Universities of Aix-Marseille and Mainz),

Patrik Lambert (Barcelona Media Innovation Center),

Rafael E. Banchs (Institute for Infocomm Research),

Bogdan Babych (University of Leeds)


 *Contact person: *Marta R. Costa-jussà (martaruizcostajussa at gmail.com)


 *Confirmed Invited Speakers*

Will Lewis and Chris Quirk (Microsoft Research)


 *Programme Committee *


 Alexey Baytin, Yandex, Moscow, Russia

Núria Bel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Pierrette Bouillon, ISSCO/TIM/ETI, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Michael Carl, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Marine Carpuat, National Research Council, Canada

Josep Maria Crego, Systran, Paris, France

Oliver Culo, University of Mainz, Germany

Kurt Eberle, Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany

Andreas Eisele, DGT (European Commission), Luxembourg

Marcello Federico, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy

Christian Federmann, Language Technology Lab, DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany

Alexander Fraser, University of Stuttgart, Germany

José A. R. Fonollosa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Tony Hartley, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, and University of
Leeds, UK

Maxim Khalilov, TAUS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Philipp Koehn, University of Edimburgh, UK

Kevin Knight, University of Southern Carlifornia, US

Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex, UK

Yanjun Ma, Baidu Inc., Beijing, China

José B. Mariño, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Maite Melero, Barcelona Media Innovation Center, Barcelona, Spain

Bart Mellebeek, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Haizhou Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Chris Quirk, Microsoft, USA

Paul Schmidt, Institute for Applied Information Science, Saarbrücken,
Germany

Anders Sogaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Uta Seewald-Heeg, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Köthen, Germany

Nasredine Semmar, CEA LIST, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France

Wade Shen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Serge Sharoff, University of Leeds, UK

George Tambouratzis, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athens,
Greece.

Jörg Tiedemann, University of Uppsala, Sweden

Dekai Wu, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong,
China
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