LINGUIST List 24.4569

Sat Nov 16 2013

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Translation/Sweden

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Date: 14-Nov-2013
From: Reinhard Rapp <>
Subject: 3rd Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation
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Full Title: 3rd Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation Short Title: HyTra 2014
Date: 27-Apr-2014 - 27-Apr-2014 Location: Gothenburg, Sweden Contact Person: Rafael Banchs
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 23-Jan-2014

Meeting Description:

The aim of the HyTra workshop is to bring together researchers developing and applying statistical, example-based, or rule-based translation systems, and those enhancing MT systems by combining elements from different approaches, to promote discussion and sharing of ideas among them. Hereby one relevant focus is on effectively combining linguistic and data driven approaches (rule-based and statistical MT). Another focus is on hybridization in the context of human translation.

The 3rd Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra-3) intends to continue developing and empowering the research agenda in the area of Hybrid Translation already started at its first and second editions. The previous two editions (see and were co-located with EACL 2012 in Avignon and with ACL 2013 in Sofia, and the proceedings were published on the ACL Anthology.

Call for Papers:

Third Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra 2014)
Co-located with EACL 2014, Sweden, April 27, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: January 23, 2014


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


For further information on how to submit see the workshop website.

Important Dates:

January 23, 2014: Deadline for paper submission
February 20, 2014: Notification of acceptance
March 3, 2014: Camera ready papers due
April 27, 2014: Workshop in Gothenburg


Rafael E. Banchs (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Marta R. Costa-jussa (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Reinhard Rapp (Universities of Aix-Marseille and Mainz)
Patrik Lambert (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)
Kurt Eberle (Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg)
Bogdan Babych (University of Leeds)

Contact Person:

Rafael E. Banchs:

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