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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   Hybrid Machine Translation Workshop, satellite workshop of TSD 2012
Email:   xrambous_(on)_aurora.fi.muni.cz
Date received:   28 Feb 2012
Start date:   03 Sep 2012

********************************************************* Hybrid Machine Translation - FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS ********************************************************* Hybrid Machine Translation Workshop, satellite workshop of TSD 2012 Brno, Czech Republic, 3 September 2012 http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2012/conf_workshop.html The MT Workshop is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, in cooperation with the PRESEMT EU project Consortium. The MT Workshop is a satellite workshop of the Text, Speech and Dialog Conference. Venue: Brno, Czech Republic THE SUBMISSION DEADLINES: March 15 2012 ............ Submission of abstracts March 22 2012 ............ Submission of full papers Submission of abstract serves for better organization of the review process only - for the actual review a full paper submission is necessary. HYBRID MACHINE TRANSLATION Interest in flexible and adaptable MT systems, based on the language-independent hybrid methods, whose principles ensure easy portability to new language pairs has led us to organizing an MT Workshop in the framework of the TSD Conference 2012. These methods attempt to overcome well-known problems of some MT approaches, e.g. bilingual corpora compilation or the laborious creation of the new rules per language pair. We also want to address the issue of effectively managing multilingual content and would welcome interesting suggestions in the direction of a language-independent machine-learning-based methodology. The key aspects that should be touched at the MT Workshop involve among others syntactic phrase-based modelling, pattern recognition approaches (such as extended clustering) or techniques towards the development of a language-independent analysis. These aspects are intended to be of a hybrid nature, combining linguistic processing with the positive aspects of the corpus-based approaches, such as SMT and EBMT. The need for easy amenability to new language pairs and relatively inexpensive, readily available language resources as well as bilingual lexica should be touched too. Modelling of the translation context on phrases can improve the translation quality so it should be considered too. Producing phrases via a semi-automatic and language-independent process of morphological and syntactic analysis may remove the need for compatible NLP tools per language pair. Another relevant aspect to which the attention has to be paid is a parallelisation of the main translation processes since their investigation may help to reach a fast, high-quality translation system. Furthermore, the optimisation and personalisation of the system parameters via automated processes (such as GAs or swarm intelligence) is an issue which deserves to be investigated in any case. One of the points relevant for MT systems is a user adaptability and user feedback with appropriate integrated interactive interfaces. Such systems can be easily customised to both new language pairs and specific sublanguages. TOPICS Topics of the MT Workshop include all themes of machine translation (with stress on hybrid aspects of MT). The workshop is organized in cooperation with the PRESEMT EU project Consortium, submissions from other EU machine translation and other projects are more than welcomed. Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged. PROGRAM COMMITTEE George Tambouratzis, Greece (chair) Bjorn Gamback, Sweden Adam Kilgarriff, GB Karel Pala, Czech Republic Paul Schmidt, Germany KEYNOTE SPEAKERS George Tambouratzis Institute for Lnaguage and Speech Processing, Greece PRESEMT Machine Translation System FORMAT OF THE WORKSHOP The MT Workshop program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and poster session. As a part of the main TSD 2012 Conference, social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow for additional informal interactions. TSD SERIES TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. TSD Proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Moreover, LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC or COMPENDEX. SUBMISSION OF PAPERS The MT Workshop submissions will undergo two separate review processes - the best papers which will succeed in both review processes (by the TSD 2012 Conference PC and MT Workshop 2012 PC) will be published in the TSD 2012 Springer Proceedings, all other accepted MT Workshop papers will be published in a separate MT Workshop proceedings with ISBN. Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages formatted in the LNCS style (see below). Those accepted will be presented either orally or as posters. The decision about the presentation format will be based on the recommendation of the reviewers. The authors are asked to submit their papers using the on-line form accessible from the conference website, MT Workshop submissions have to tick "MT Workshop review" check box in the form. Papers submitted to the MT Workshop must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the workshop review cycle, and must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere. As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Papers that do not conform to the requirements above are subject to be rejected without review. The authors are strongly encouraged to write their papers in TeX or LaTeX formats. These formats are necessary for the final versions of the papers that will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes. Authors using a WORD compatible software for the final version must use the LNCS template for WORD and within the submit process ask the Proceedings Editors to convert the paper to LaTeX format. For this service a service-and-license fee of CZK 1500 will be levied automatically. The paper format for review has to be either PDF or PostScript file with all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance, presenters will receive further information on submitting their camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the final paper format see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html#Proceedings). IMPORTANT DATES March 15 2012 ............ Submission of abstracts March 22 2012 ............ Submission of full papers May 15 2012 .............. Notification of acceptance May 31 2012 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration September 3 2012 ......... MT workshop date September 4-7 2012 ....... TSD 2012 Conference date Submission of abstracts serves for better organization of the review process only - for the actual review a full paper submission is necessary. The accepted workshop contributions will be published in proceedings that will be made available to participants at the time of the conference. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE The official language of the conference is English. ACCOMMODATION The organizing committee will arrange discounts on accommodation in the 3-star hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the accommodation will be available at the conference website. ADDRESS All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to Ales Horak, MT Workshop, TSD 2012 Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63 fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20 email: tsd2012_(at)_tsdconference.org The official TSD 2012 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/ LOCATION Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of South Moravia, which is located in the south-east part of the Czech Republic and is known for a wide range of cultural, natural, and technical sights. South Moravia is a traditional wine region. Brno had been a Royal City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms a cultural center of the region. Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Eindhoven, Rome and Prague and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km). For the participants with some extra time, nearby places may also be of interest. Local ones include: Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, the Old and New City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Cathedral of St. Peter&Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, the famous Villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe along with other important buildings of between-war Czech architecture. For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of the Battle of three emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz - Battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - a town on the UNESCO heritage list, and many others are all within easy reach. __________________________________________ - ELSNET mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org - To manage your subscription go to: http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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