LINGUIST List 27.643

Wed Feb 03 2016

Confs: Computational Ling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 03-Feb-2016
From: Karin Verspoor <>
Subject: Shared Task on Biomedical Machine Translation at ACL WMT'16
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Shared Task on Biomedical Machine Translation at ACL WMT'16
Short Title: Biomedical MT WMT'16

Date: 11-Aug-2016 - 12-Aug-2016
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Mariana Neves
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce a new shared task on biomedical machine translation in the ACL First Conference on Machine Translation (WMT'16). This new task aims to evaluate systems on the translation of
scientific publications for the the biological and health domains. The documents were retrieved from the Scielo database of scientific publications and the training data is already available. The biomedical translation task will address the following language pairs:

- English-French and French-English - (health)
- English-Spanish and Spanish-English - (biological/health)
- English-Portuguese and Portuguese-English - (biological/health)

Please find more information (including access to the training set) on the dedicated shared task page:

Important dates:

- Release of training data: end of January 2016 (already available)
- Release of test data April, 2016
- Results submission deadline April, 2016
- Paper submission deadline May 8, 2016
- Notification of acceptance June 5, 2016
- Camera-ready deadline June 22, 2016

Best regards,

Mariana Neves (Hasso-Plattner Institute, Germany)
Antonio Jimeno Yepes (IBM Research Australia)
Aurélie Névéol (LIMSI, CNRS, France)
Karin Verspoor (The University of Melbourne, Australia)

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