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Subject: [ E-CFP ] DEADLINE EXTENSION: ACL 2013 Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)
From: <martaruizcostajussa_(on)_gmail.com>
Date received: 01 May 2013
Deadline: 14 May 2013
Start date: 08 Aug 2013

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Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)

Co-located with ACL 2013

Sofia, Bulgaria

August 8, 2013

DEADLINE EXTENSION for paper submissions: May 14, 2013

Invited Speakers

Will Lewis and Chris Quirk (Microsoft Research)

Hermann Ney (Aachen University)



Workshop Description

The Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)
intends to further progress on the findings from the first
edition which was held (together with the ESIRMT workshop) as a
joint 2-day EACL 2012 workshop.

The aim of the HyTra workshop is to bring together and share
ideas among researchers developing statistical, example-based, or
rule-based translation systems and those who enhance MT systems
with elements from the other approaches. Hereby one relevant
focus will be on effectively combining linguistic and data driven
approaches (rule-based and statistical MT). Another focus will be
on hybridization in the context of human translation.

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

    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

    system combination approaches such as multi-engine MT
    (parallel) or automatic post-editing (sequential)

    open source tools and free language resources for hybrid MT

Contributions can be short or long papers. Short paper submission
must describe original and unpublished work without exceeding
five pages of content plus one extra page for references.
Characteristics of short papers include: a small, focused
contribution; work in progress; a negative result; an opinion
piece; an interesting application nugget. Long paper submissions
must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished
work without exceeding eight pages of content plus two extra
pages for references. Submissions will be judged according to the
criteria of the main conference (of ACL 2013).

Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit papers on original and previously
unpublished work. Formatting should be according to ACL 2013
specifications using LaTeX or MS-Word style files, see
http://acl2013.org/site/call.html. Reviewing of papers will be
double-blind, so the submissions should not reveal the authors'

Submission is electronic in PDF format using the START submission
system at https://www.softconf.com/acl2013/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).

For an accepted paper to appear in the proceedings, at least one
author must register for the workshop and actually present the
paper. The papers will be published in the electronic workshop
proceedings. These will be part of the ACL proceedings, published
by ACL. They will also be made available online via the ACL

Important Dates

**May 14, 2013: Paper submissions due**

May 24, 2013: Notification of acceptance

Jun 7, 2013: Camera ready papers due

August 8, 2013: Workshop in Sofia


Marta R. Costa-jussà (Institute for Infocomm Research).

Reinhard Rapp (Universities of Aix-Marseille and Mainz),

Patrik Lambert (Barcelona Media Innovation Center),

Rafael E. Banchs (Institute for Infocomm Research),

Bogdan Babych (University of Leeds)

Kurt Eberle (Lingenio GmbH)

Contact person

Marta R. Costa-jussà (martaruizcostajussa_(at)_gmail.com)

Invited Speakers

Will Lewis and Chris Quirk (Microsoft Research)

Hermann Ney (Aachen University)

Programme Committee

Alexey Baytin, Yandex, Moscow, Russia

Núria Bel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Pierrette Bouillon, ISSCO/TIM/ETI, University of Geneva,

Michael Carl, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Marine Carpuat, National Research Council, Canada

Josep Maria Crego, Systran, Paris, France

Oliver Culo, University of Mainz, Germany

Andreas Eisele, DGT (European Commission), Luxembourg

Marcello Federico, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy

Christian Federmann, Language Technology Lab, DFKI, Saarbrücken,

Alexander Fraser, University of Stuttgart, Germany

José A. R. Fonollosa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya,
Barcelona, Spain

Tony Hartley, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, and
University of Leeds, UK

Maxim Khalilov, TAUS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Philipp Koehn, University of Edimburgh, UK

Kevin Knight, University of Southern Carlifornia, US

Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex, UK

Yanjun Ma, Baidu Inc., Beijing, China

José B. Mariño, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona,

Bart Mellebeek, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Maite Melero, Barcelona Media Innovation Center, Barcelona, Spain

Haizhou Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Chris Quirk, Microsoft, USA

Paul Schmidt, Institute for Applied Information Science,
Saarbrücken, Germany

Anders Sogaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Uta Seewald-Heeg, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Köthen,

Nasredine Semmar, CEA LIST, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France

Wade Shen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Serge Sharoff, University of Leeds, UK

George Tambouratzis, Institute for Language and Speech
Processing, Athens, Greece.

Jörg Tiedemann, University of Uppsala, Sweden

Dekai Wu, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
Hong Kong, China

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