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LINGUIST List 19.164

Tue Jan 15 2008

Confs: Computational Linguistics/Spain

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Message 1: Mixing Approaches to Machine Translation
Date: 14-Jan-2008
From: Kutz Arrieta <kutzakigmail.com>
Subject: Mixing Approaches to Machine Translation
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Mixing Approaches to Machine Translation
Short Title: MATMT2008

Date: 14-Feb-2008 - 14-Feb-2008
Location: Donostia, Spain
Contact: Kepa Sarasola
Contact Email: ksarasolasi.ehu.es
Meeting URL: http://ixa2.si.ehu.es/matmt-2008

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Comparing different approaches for developing MT
Methods to compare and integrate translation outputs obtained with different MT
approaches.
MT evaluation methods, especially those suitable for languages with rich
morphology.
Morphology-, syntax- or semantic-augmented SMT models
Research developed using OpenSource language resources for developing hybrid MT

MATMT2008 workshop:
''Mixing Approaches to Machine Translation''
http://ixa2.si.ehu.es/matmt-2008

Donostia-San Sebastian , Thursday February 14th 2008
IXA Group - University of the Basque Country

Workshop topics
We are particularly interested in papers describing research and development in
the following areas:

Comparing different approaches for developing MT
Methods to compare and integrate translation outputs obtained with different MT
approaches.
MT evaluation methods, especially those suitable for languages with rich
morphology.
Morphology-, syntax- or semantic-augmented SMT models
Research developed using OpenSource language resources for developing hybrid MT

Program
University of the Basque Country, Faculty of Computer Science
Lardizabal 1, Donostia

February 14th

Keynote speakers:

Federico, Marcello (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
Koehn, Philipp (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Way, Andy (Dublin City University)

9.00-9.30:
Registration

9.30-10.15:
Invited talk 1- P. Koehn Moses:
Moving Open Source MT towards Linguistically Richer Models

10.15-11.05:
Regular talks - Evaluation (20' and 5' for questions)
A Method of Automatically Evaluating Machine Translations Using a
Word-alignment-based Classifier
Diagnosing Human Judgements in MT Evaluation: an Example based on the Spanish
Language

11.05-11.30:
Coffee break

11.30-13.10:
Regular talks - Mixed methods 1 (20' and 5' for questions)
Mixing Approaches to MT for Basque: Selecting the best output from RBMT, EBMT
and SMT
Enriching Statistical Translation Models using a Domain-independent Multilingual
Lexical Knowledge Base
Statistical Post-Editing: A Valuable Method in Domain Adaptation of RBMT Systems
for Less-Resourced Languages
From free shallow monolingual resources to machine translation systems: easing
the task

13.30-14.30:
Lunch

14.30-15.15:
nvited talk 2- M. Federico Recent Advances in Spoken Language Translation

15.15-16.30:
Regular talks - Mixed methods 2 (20' and 5' for questions)

Exploring Spanish-morphology effects on Chinese-Spanish SMT
Linguistic Categorisation in Machine Translation using Stochastic Finite State
Transducers
Vocabulary Extension via POS Information for SMT

16.30-17.00:
Coffee break

17:00-18.30:
Invited talk 3- A. Way Combining Approaches to Machine Translation: the DCU
Experience
Conclusions. Moderator: David Farwell

Registration
The registration fee is 50 €, when registering before February 4th.

Late registration will still be possible, but at 60 €.

Online registration is open.

The fee includes proceedings, lunch and coffee/cookies

The steps for on-line registration are the following:

creating an account in the system (REGISTER), including your email
receiving your identification by e-mail
entering in the system (ENTER)
confirmation of the fee (ACCEPT) (2 times)
choosing electronic payment (ACCEPT)
selection of your credit card company
entering information about your credit card (secure connection)
Going to the registration process

If you have any problem please contact i.alegria[at]ehu.es .

Optional Dinner
An optional dinner will be organized at a Cider House (Sagardotegi)

Well go to an authentic cider house where well taste the best cider and eat the
traditional menu: codfish omelette, fried codfish with peppers, grilled beef
T-bone and local cheese with quince and walnuts. An experience that you will
never forget. The price will be about 35 € including the transport (to be paid
on registration desktop)

Programme Committee
Iñaki Alegria (University of the Basque Country, Donostia)
Kutz Arrieta (Vicomtech, Donostia)
Núria Castell (Technical University of Catalonia, TALP, Barcelona)
Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza (University of the Basque Country, Donostia)
David Farwell (Technical University of Catalonia, TALP, Barcelona)
Mikel Forcada (University of Alacant, Alicante)
Philipp Koehn (University Of Edinburgh, UK)
Lluis Marquez (Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona) (Co-chair)
Hermann Ney (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen)
Kepa Sarasola (University of the Basque Country, Donostia) (Co-chair)
Local organization
IXA Group, University of the Basque Country

Alegria I., Casillas A., Díaz de Ilarraza A., Igartua J., Labaka G., Lersundi
M., and Sarasola K.
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Gurrutxaga A., Leturia,I., and Saralegi X.


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