[CUNY2012] 1st CFP: EACL 2012 Joint Workshop on Information Retrieval and Hybrid Machine Translation

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Joint Workshop on

EXPLOITING SYNERGIES BETWEEN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND MACHINE TRANSLATION (ESIRMT)

and

HYBRID APPROACHES TO MACHINE TRANSLATION (HyTra)

Co-located with EACL 2012 (http://eacl2012.org/)
Avignon, France
April 23 and 24, 2012

Deadline for paper submissions: February 2, 2012

http://www-lium.univ-lemans.fr/esirmt-hytra

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This two-day workshop addresses two specific but related research problems in computational
linguistics.

The ESIRMT event (1st day) aims at reducing the gap, both theoretical and practical, between
information retrieval and machine translation research and applications. Although both fields have
been already contributing to each other instrumentally, there is still too much work to be done in
relation to solidly framing these two fields into a common ground of knowledge from both the
procedural and paradigmatic perspectives.

The HyTra event (2nd day) aims at sharing ideas among researchers developing and applying
statistical, example-based, or rule-based machine translation systems and who wish to enhance their
systems with elements from the other approaches.

The joint workshop will provide participants with the opportunity of discussing research related to
technology integration and system combination strategies at both the general level of cross-language
information access and the specific level of machine translation technologies.

Contributions are to be organized into two tracks, corresponding to ESIRMT and HyTra, respectively.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

ESIRMT track:

* machine translation and information retrieval hybridization
* applications of MT and IR hybrid systems
* IR techniques integrated in MT systems
* MT techniques integrated in IR systems
* any kind of innovative approach exploiting synergies between MT and IR
* machine learning techniques for ranking

HyTra track:

* ways and techniques of MT hybridization
* architectures for the rapid development of hybrid MT systems
* hybrid systems dealing with underresourced languages and/or with morphologically rich languages
* using linguistic information (morphology, syntax, semantics) to enhance statistical MT
* bootstrapping rule-based systems from corpora
* hybrid methods in spoken language translation
* extraction of dictionaries from parallel and comparable corpora
* machine learning techniques for hybrid MT
* heuristics for limiting the search space in hybrid MT
* alternative methods for the fair evaluation of the output of different types of MT systems
* system combination approaches
* open source tools and free language resources for hybrid MT


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Authors are invited to submit papers on original and previously unpublished work. Formatting should
be according to  EACL 2012 specifications using LaTeX or MS-Word style files, see
http://eacl2012.org/information-for-authors/index.html (paper length: up to 9 pages plus an extra
page for references). Reviewing of papers will be double-blind, so the submissions should not reveal
the authors' identity.

Submission is electronic in PDF format using the START submission system at

https://www.softconf.com/eacl2012/ESIRMT-HyTra/

Double submission policy: Parallel submission to other meetings or publications are possible but
must be immediately notified to the workshop contact person (see below).

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their research at the workshop.  The papers
will be published in the electronic workshop proceedings. These will be part of the EACL
proceedings, published by ACL. They will also be made available online via the ACL Anthology.


IMPORTANT DATES

February 2, 2012:  Paper submissions due
February 24, 2012:  Notification of acceptance
March 9, 2012:  Camera ready papers due
April 23-24, 2012:  Workshop in Avignon


ORGANIZERS

Contact person: Marta R. Costa-jussà (e-mail: marta.ruiz at barcelonamedia.org )

ESIRMT: Marta R. Costa-jussà (Barcelona Media Innovation Center), Patrik Lambert (University of Le
Mans), Rafael E. Banchs (Institute for Infocomm Research)

HyTra: Reinhard Rapp (Universities of Mainz and Leeds), Bogdan Babych (University of Leeds), Kurt
Eberle (Lingenio GmbH), Tony Hartley (Toyohashi University of Technology and University of Leeds),
Serge Sharoff (University of Leeds), Martin Thomas (University of Leeds)


INVITED SPEAKERS

Philipp Koehn (University of Edinburgh)
TBA


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Jordi Atserias, Yahoo! Research , Barcelona, Spain
Bogdan Babych, University of Leeds, UK
Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Núria Bel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Pierrette Bouillon, ISSCO/TIM/ETI, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Chris Callison-Burch, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Michael Carl, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Oliver Culo, ICSI, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Kurt Eberle, Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Andreas Eisele, Directorate-General for Translation, European Commission, Luxembourg
Marcello Federico, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
José A. R. Fonollosa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Mikel Forcada, University of Alicante, Spain
Alexander Fraser, Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS), Stuttgart, Germany
Johanna Geiß, Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Mireia Ginesti-Rosell, Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Silvia Hansen-Schirra, FTSK, University of Mainz, Germany
Tony Hartley, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, and University of Leeds, England
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essez, UK
Yanjun Ma, Baidu Inc. Beijing, China
Maite Melero, Barcelona Media Innovation Center, Barcelona, Spain
Haizhou Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Reinhard Rapp, University of Mainz, Germany, and University of Leeds, UK
Paul Schmidt, Institut for Applied Information Science, Saarbrücken, Germany
Uta Seewald-Heeg, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Köthen, Germany
Serge Sharoff, University of Leeds, UK
Wade Shen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Fabrizio Silvestri, Instituto de Scienza e Tecnologia del'Informazione, Pisa, Italy
Harold Somers, CNGL, Dublin City University, Ireland
Anders S?gaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Martin Thomas, University of Leeds, UK
Jörg Tiedemann, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Zygmunt Vetulani, University of Poznan, Poland
 
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