26.2156, Calls: Computational Ling, Disc Analysis, Pragmatics, Text/Corpus Ling, Translation/Portugal

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Subject: 26.2156, Calls: Computational Ling, Disc Analysis, Pragmatics, Text/Corpus Ling, Translation/Portugal

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:53:20
From: Andrei Popescu-Belis [andrei.popescu-belis at idiap.ch]
Subject: 2nd Workshop on Discourse in Machine Translation

 
Full Title: 2nd Workshop on Discourse in Machine Translation 
Short Title: DiscoMT 2015 

Date: 17-Sep-2015 - 18-Sep-2015
Location: Lisbon, Portugal 
Contact Person: Bonnie Webber
Meeting Email: bonnie.webber at ed.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.idiap.ch/workshop/DiscoMT 

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation 

Call Deadline: 28-Jun-2015 

Meeting Description:

The 2nd Workshop on Discourse in Machine Translation focuses on the following topics:

- Discourse processing in support of MT (e.g. anaphora, coreference, tense, aspect and modality; lexical consistency; discourse structure, connectives; topic structure; consistency in style and register);
- MT techniques for obtaining document-level consistency, domain adaptability and document structuring;
- Methods and algorithms to handle discourse-level phenomena in MT training and decoding;
- Uses of MT in processing discourse-level phenomena;
- Methodological and quantitative studies on the impact of discourse-level phenomena on current MT systems vs. discourse-aware ones.

The DiscoMT 2015 workshop also includes a Shared Task on pronoun-focused translation and pronoun prediction.

Call for Papers:

DiscoMT'15 solicits submissions on any of the above topics and any language pairs, but also welcomes submissions that link discourse studies with machine translation in some other way.

Submission Instructions:

We solicit previously unpublished work, presented either as long or short papers, following the ACL 2015 formatting guidelines at

http://www.acl2015.org/call_for_papers.html

Long papers should have at most 8 pages of content, not including references.  Short papers are limited to 4 pages of content, not including references.  There is no constraint on the size of the reference list.  Submissions should be anonymous and not disclose in any way the identity of the author(s).  Submissions should be made using the START system at

https://www.softconf.com/emnlp2015/DiscoMT15 


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 28 June 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 21 July 2015
Final Versions Due: 11 August 2015
Workshop: 17 or 18 September 2015

Co-Chairs:

Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh
Andrei Popescu-Belis, Idiap Research Institute
Marine Carpuat, University of Maryland

Organizing Committee:

Ani Nenkova, University of Pennsylvania
Christian Hardmeier, Uppsala University
Jorg Tiedemann, Uppsala University
Lori Levin, Carnegie Mellon University
Lucia Specia, University of Sheffield
Mark Fishel, University of Zurich
Min Zhang, Soochow University
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute

Program Committee:

Liane Guillou, University of Edinburgh
Beata Beigman Klebanov, Educational Testing Service, New Jersey
Francisco Guzmán, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Doha, Qatar
Shafiq Joty, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Doha, Qatar
Thomas Meyer, Google, Zurich
Michal Novak, Charles University, Prague
Lucie Poláková, Charles University, Prague
Maja Popovic, DFKI, Berlin
Sara Stymne, University of Uppsala
Yannick Versley, University of Heidelberg
Marion Weller, University of Stuttgart

Shared Task:

The DiscoMT shared task will consist of two sub-tasks, designed to make it interesting to both the MT and discourse communities. For the MT community, there is a practical MT task, for the discourse community, a classification task that requires no specific MT expertise. Both subtasks will be run on transcripts from the TED conference series.  Both subtasks use the language pair English-French, which has a sufficiently high baseline performance to produce basically intelligible output, as well as interesting differences in their pronoun systems.

Further details on the shared task can be found at

http://www.idiap.ch/workshop/DiscoMT/shared-task

Shared Task Coordinators:

Christian Hardmeier, Uppsala University
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Sara Stymne, Uppsala University
Yannick Versley, University of Heidelberg
Jorg Tiedemann, Uppsala University




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