Workshop im August: Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)

Kurt Eberle, Mitglied der Leitung des AK, ist Mitveranstalter des "Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)" der im Rahmen der ACL 2013 am 8. August in Sofia, Bulgarien stattfindet:

Co-located with ACL 2013
Sofia, Bulgaria
August 8, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: April 30, 2013

Workshop Description

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 those 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 and other large-scale resources for MT 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 can be 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  Short paper submission must describe original and unpublished work without exceeding five pages of content plus one extra page for references.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. Submissions will be judged according to the criteria of the main conference (of ACL 2013).

Important Dates

April 30, 2013:  Paper submissions due
May 24, 2013:  Notification of acceptance
Jun 7, 2013:  Camera ready papers due
August 8, 2013:  Workshop in Sofia


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)
Kurt Eberle (Lingenio GmbH)

Contact person

Marta R. Costa-jussà (martaruizcostajussa@gmail.com)
Invited Speakers
Will Lewis and Chris Quirk (Microsoft Research)
Hermann Ney (Aachen University)