[Elsnet-list] Call for papers: 9th Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT14)

Barry Haddow bhaddow at inf.ed.ac.uk
Fri Nov 15 12:51:48 CET 2013

(co-located with ACL 2014, 26-27 June, 2014, Baltimore, USA)


We invite the submission of scientific papers on topics related to MT.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* word-based, phrase-based, syntax-based SMT
* using comparable corpora for SMT
* incorporating linguistic information into SMT
* decoding
* system combination and selection
* error analysis
* manual and automatic methods for evaluating MT
* quality estimation of MT
* scaling MT to very large data sets


The workshop will feature four shared tasks:

* a translation task
* a task to test automatic evaluation metrics
* a translation quality estimation task
* a medical text translation task

Separate emails will announce the details about the tasks, and more 
information will
be provided on the workshop website.


Submissions will consist of regular full papers of 6-10 pages, plus
additional pages for references, formatted following the ACL 2014
guidelines. In addition, shared task participants will be invited to
submit short papers (4-6 pages) describing their systems or their
evaluation metrics. Both submission and review processes will be
handled electronically.

We encourage individuals who are submitting research papers to
evaluate their approaches using the training resources provided by
this workshop and past workshops, so that their experiments can be
repeated by others using these publicly available corpora.


Paper submissions:

Paper submission deadline: April 1, 2014
Notification of acceptance: April 21, 2014
Camera-ready deadline: April 28, 2014

Shared tasks:

Release of translation task training data: Early December 2013
Release of translation task test set: February 24, 2014
Submission deadline for translation task: February 28, 2014
Release of quality estimation task training data: January 15, 2014
Release of quality estimation task test data: March 7, 2014
Release of system outputs for metrics task: March 7, 2014
Submission deadline for metrics task and quality estimation task: March 
28, 2014
Manual evaluation period: March 11 - April 1, 2014

Workshop in Baltimore following ACL: June 26-27, 2014


Ondrej Bojar (Charles University in Prague)
Christian Buck (University of Edinburgh)
Christian Federmann (Microsoft)
Barry Haddow (University of Edinburgh)
Philipp Koehn (University of Edinburgh)
Matouš Macháček (Charles University in Prague)
Christof Monz (University of Amsterdam)
Pavel Pecina (Charles University in Prague)
Matt Post (Johns Hopkins University)
Herve Saint-Amand (University of Edinburgh)
Radu Soricut (Google)
Lucia Specia (University of Sheffield)

Barry Haddow
(On behalf of the organisers)

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