Appel: Open Source Convention held at the Sixth MT Marathon

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed May 25 08:56:14 UTC 2011

Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 07:47:54 +0000
From: Nicola Bertoldi <bertoldi at>
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The Machine Translation Marathon 2011 is the sixth in a series of
events promoted by EuroMatrix and EuroMatrixPlus, which are EU
research projects on Machine Translation. The MT Marathon will take
place 5-10 September 2011 in Trento, Italy, organised by the HLT
Research Unit of Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK).
For more information on the MT Marathon go to the official website:

The MT Marathon is hosting an Open Source Convention to advance the
state of the art in machine translation. We invite developers of open
source tools to present their work and submit a paper of up to 10
pages that describes the underlying methodology and includes
instructions on how to use the tools.

We are looking for stand-alone tools and extensions of existing tools,
such as the Moses open source system. Accepted papers will be
presented during the MT Marathon and published in the Prague Bulletin
of Mathematical Linguistics (

Possible Topics:

  *   Training of Machine Translation models
  *   Machine Translation decoders
  *   Tuning of Machine Translation systems
  *   Evaluation of Machine Translation
  *   Visualisation, annotation or debugging tools
  *   Tools for human translators
  *   Interfaces for web-based services or APIs
  *   Extensions of existing tools
  *   Other tools for Machine Translation

This is the fourth time that the MT Marathon will host the Open Source
Convention. The papers from last three marathons are available online

Papers will be reviewed by two reviewers appointed by the program
committee. Most of the accepted papers will be printed in PBML in time
for the MT Marathon, some papers may require substantial revisions and
may be postponed to subsequent PBML issues.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: July 10, 2011   (1 paragraph, to help us allocate
Paper submission: July 24, 2011
Notification of acceptance: August 3, 2011
Camera-ready: August 10, 2011
Presentations: 5-10 settembre 2011 (at the MT Marathon in Trento)

Author Instructions

Please send full non-anonymous submissions in PDF to Philip Koehn
(pkoehn AT inf DOT ed DOT ac DOT uk) and the full Xe(La)TeX source for
technical pre-review to Ondrej Bojar (bojar AT ufal DOT mff DOT cuni
DTO cz).

The maximum length for submissions is 10 pages, including
references. This limit will be strictly enforced. If your paper has
been accepted, please send your camera-ready version in both PDF and
Xe(La)TeX format to Ondřej Bojar.

Submissions will be accepted only in the PBML Xe(La)TeX format
( for short papers
(i.e. MS Word and other formats or a PDF without source files will not
be accepted).

Best regards,
The program committee.

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