HyTra-4, in conjunction with ACL-2015, Beijin: 31 July 2015

The Workshop HyTra-4 (Hybrid Approaches to Translation, 4th Edition) aims at providing a communication platform and informing research agenda around theoretical and practical issues of Hybrid MT, and specifically – the problems, methodologies, resources and theoretical ideas which originate outside the mainstream MT paradigm, but have potential to enhance the quality of state-of-the-art MT systems. by bringing together diverse range of technologies, methods and tools into MT domain.

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)
• 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, or developed on the basis of hybrid approaches
• use of Hybrid MT techniques for other computational linguistics tasks, such as translation lexicography, contrastive morphology, parallel grammar induction

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 Short paper submission must describe original and unpublished work without exceeding five pages of content plus one extra page for references.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 Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work without exceeding eight pages of content plus two extra pages for references.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 (ACL 2015).

Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit papers on original and previously unpublished work. Formatting should be according to ACL 2015 specifications using LaTeX or MS-Word style files. 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 the following url:


Double submission policy: Parallel submission to other meetings or publications are possible but must be immediately notified to the workshop contact person (see below). If accepted, withdrawals are only possible within two days after notification.

For an accepted paper to appear in the proceedings, at least one author must register for the workshop and actually present the paper. The papers will be published in the workshop proceedings which will be made available via the ACL Anthology.

Important dates:

19 January2015: First call for papers:
14 May 2015: Workshop Paper Due Date
4 June 2015: Notification of Acceptance
21 June 2015: Camera-ready papers due
31 July 2015: 1-day Workshop HyTra-4

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Bogdan Babych (University of Leeds)
Kurt Eberle (Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg)
Marta R. Costa-jussà (Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico)
Rafael E. Banchs (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Patrik Lambert (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)
Reinhard Rapp (University of Mainz)

Programme Committee

Ahmet Aker, Sheffield, UK
Bogdan Babych, Leeds, UK
Rafael E. Banchs, Singapore
Alexey Baytin, Yandex, Moscow, Russia
Núria Bel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Anja Belz, Brighton, UK
Pierrette Bouillon, ISSCO/TIM/ETI, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Michael Carl, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Marta R. Costa-jussà, Mexico City, Mexico
Oliver Čulo, University of Mainz, Germany
Kurt Eberle, Heidelberg, Germany

Christian Federmann, Microsoft Research, Seattle, USA
Maxim Khalilov, Berlin, Germany

Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex, UK
Patrik Lambert, Barcelona, Spain
Yannick Parmentier, Orleans, France
Reinhard Rapp, Mainz, Germany
Serge Sharoff, University of Leeds, UK
George Tambouratzis, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athens, Greece.
Jörg Tiedemann, University of Uppsala, Sweden

Read more: http://portal.aclweb.org/content/workshop-hybrid-approaches-translation-4th-edition

Об авторе Лидия Пивоварова

СПбГУ - старший преподаватель, University of Helsinki - PhD student http://philarts.spbu.ru/structure/sub-faculties/itah_phil/teachers/pivovarova
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