LINGUIST List 27.654

Wed Feb 03 2016

Confs: Comp Ling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 03-Feb-2016
From: Jörg Tiedemann <>
Subject: First Conference on Machine Translation
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Short Title: WMT

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

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

This conference focuses on statistical machine translation and features various shared tasks related to the task of automatic translation and evaluation of machine translation.

This year's conference will feature ten shared tasks:

- A news translation task
- An IT domain translation task (New)
- A biomedical translation task (New)
- An automatic post-editing task
- A metrics task (assess MT quality given reference translation)
- A quality estimation task (assess MT quality without access to any reference)
- A tuning task (optimize a given MT system)
- A pronoun translation task
- A bilingual document alignment task (New)
- A multimodal translation task (New)

In addition to the shared tasks, the conference will also feature scientific papers on topics related to MT. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Word-based, phrase-based, syntax-based, semantics-based SMT
- Neural machine translation
- Using comparable corpora for SMT
- Incorporating linguistic information into SMT
- Decoding
- System combination
- Error analysis
- Manual and automatic method for evaluating MT
- Scaling MT to very large data sets

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