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Full Title: Multi-word Units in Machine Translation and Translation Technology

Short Title: MUMTTT2013
Location: Nice, France
Start Date: 03-Sep-2013 - 03-Sep-2013
Contact: Johanna Monti
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Meeting Description: Machine Translation (MT) has evolved along with different types of computer-assisted translation tools and a notable progress has been achieved in improving the quality of translations. However, in spite of the recent positive developments in translation technologies, not all problems have been solved and in particular the identification, interpretation and translation of multi-word units (MWUs) still represent open challenges, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view. The low standard of analysis and translation of MWUs in translation technologies suggest that there is the need to invest in further research with the goal of improving the performance of the various translation applications.

The focus of this workshop is to address the MWU issue in a synergetic way, taking advantage of the recent developments in disciplines such as Linguistics, Translation Studies, Computational Linguistics, and Computational Phraseology.

The main aim of the Workshop is, therefore, to bring together researchers working on various aspects of MWU processing in different disciplines, in order to discuss and propose innovative ideas and methods in relation to MT and Translation Technologies. In particular, this workshop welcomes the exchange of interactions between researchers in NLP working on the computational treatment of multi-word units, experts in phraseology (including computational phraseology) working on challenging topics of their discipline, as well as translation practitioners, to the benefit of applying their latest results to advance the state of the art in MWU translation.

Programme Committee:

Iñaki Alegria (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Giuseppe Attardi (University of Pisa, Italy)
Doug Arnold (University of Essex, United Kingdom)
Francis Bond (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Bruno Cartoni (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Jean-Pierre Colson (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Béatrice Daille (Nantes University, France)
Mona Diab (Columbia University, USA)
Gaël Dias (University of Caen Basse-Normandie, France)
Dmitrij O. Dobrovol’skij (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
Annibale Elia (University of Salerno, Italy)
Thierry Fontenelle (Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union, Luxembourg)
Roxana Girju (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Barry Haddow (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Ulrich Heid (Universität Hildesheim, Germany)
Kyo Kageura (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Valia Kordoni (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
Koenraad Kuiper (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Guy Lapalme (University of Montreal, Canada)
Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Foundation, Qatar)
Pavel Pecina (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Carlos Ramisch (University of Grenoble, France)
Johann Roturier (Symantec Ltd., Ireland)
Gilles Serasset (University of Grenoble, France)
Max Silberztein (University of Franche-Comté, France)
Dan Tufis (Romanian Academy, Romania)
Agnes Tutin (University of Grenoble, France)
Michael Zock (Aix-Marseille University, France)

Organising Committee:

Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)
Johanna Monti (University of Sassari, Italy)
Gloria Corpas Pastor (University of Málaga, Spain)
Violeta Seretan (University of Geneva, Switzerland)


For any inquiries regarding the workshop please send an email to Johanna Monti (
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1057

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