LINGUIST List 32.1061

Tue Mar 23 2021

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Date: 23-Mar-2021
From: Yuri Bizzoni <>
Subject: Workshop on Modelling Translation: Translatology in the Digital Age
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Full Title: Workshop on Modelling Translation: Translatology in the Digital Age
Short Title: MoTra21

Date: 31-May-2021 - 02-Jun-2021
Location: Rejkjavik, Iceland
Contact Person: Yuri Bizzoni
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 27-Mar-2021

Meeting Description:

Translatology is the theoretical and practical study of translation. It combines insights from linguistics, the humanities, cognitive and computer science to understand the process of translating between languages and the particular features characterizing language in translation. Central concepts of contemporary translatology are translationese, linguistic patterns that tend to make translations more similar to each other than to texts originally written in their target language; and variation, which refers to the fact that different types of translations, such as written translations vs. interpreting, display systematic linguistic differences.

The Workshop on Modelling Translation: Translatology in the Digital Age seeks to facilitate collaboration and knowledge exchange between researchers in linguistics, AI, CL, NLP, translation studies, cognitive and computer science focusing on modeling translation from diverse angles, such as variation in translation, machine translation, translation quality assessment and translationese. Specifically, the workshop aims to foster innovative research at the intersection between machine and human translation modeling by applying concepts from translation studies to machine translation or using machine translation techniques to explore research questions in translatology. We encourage research on modeling aspects of translation, including word embeddings, neural or statistical machine translation, feature-based text classification, syntactic and semantic parsing, monolingual or multilingual language models, text generation, and stylometry.

Second Call for Papers:

We invite papers on all relevant research areas, including but not limited to:
- Translationese detection and analysis through quantitative means
- Improving understanding of translation in the context of NLP
- Analysis and interpretation of variation in translation
- Intrinsic and extrinsic evaluation of translation models
- Contextualized and multimodal translation analysis
- Computational semantics and pragmatics applied to translation studies
- Sentiment and emotion analysis of translations
- Human translation quality assessment and evaluation
- Cognitive and computational insights of variation in translation and translationese
- Computational models of translation types such as communicative translation, semantic translation, transcreation.
- Presentation of new corpora for translation studies, such as literary translation corpora, interpreting transcript datasets.
- Translation and Post-editing interfaces
- Cognitive modeling of translation processes, including cognitive load measurements

We welcome all kinds of contributions addressing the topics mentioned above. The submission site is

Invited Speakers:
- Jörg Tiedemann (University of Helsinki)
- Markus Freitag (Google)

Important Dates:
Monday, March 27, 2021: Workshop paper submission deadline
Tuesday, April 20, 2021: Notification day
Monday, May 3, 2021: Camera-ready workshop papers due
Monday, May 31, 2021: Pre-conference workshops

Program Committee:
Silvia Bernardini (University of Bologna)
Yuri Bizzoni (Saarland University)
Michael Carl (Kent State University)
Cristina España i Bonet (DFKI/GmbH)
Josef van Genabith (Saarland University/DFKI)
Alina Karakanta (University of Trento)
Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski (Saarland University)
Antoni Oliver (Open University of Catalunya)
Serge Sharoff (University of Leeds)
Antonio Toral (University of Gröningen)
Elke Teich (Saarland University)
Carl Vogel (Trinity College Dublin)
Shuly Wintner (University of Haifa)

Organizers’ Contacts:
Yuri Bizzoni:
Elke Teich:
Cristina España i Bonet:
Josef van Genabith:

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