Appel: ACL 2013 Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
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Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:20:21 +0800
From: Marta Ruiz <martaruizcostajussa at>
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*Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)*

Co-located with *ACL 2013 (*

Sofia, Bulgaria

August 8 or 9, 2013

Deadline for paper submissions: April 30, 2013



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

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 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

   - 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 models)
   - using contextual information to enhance statistical MT
   - bootstrapping rule-based systems from corpora
   - hybrid methods in spoken language translation
   - extraction of dictionaries from parallel and comparable corpora
   - induction of morphological, grammatical, and translation rules from
   - 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 criteria)
   - 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 are to be organized into two tracks, corresponding to
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.

 *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
**.  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 (URL to be announced in subsequent versions of this call)

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 ACL proceedings, published by
ACL.  They will also be made available online via the ACL Anthology.

*Important Dates*

April 30, 2013: Paper submissions due
May 24, 2013: Notification of acceptance
Jun 7, 2013: Camera ready papers due
August 8 or 9, 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)

*Contact person: *Marta R. Costa-jussà (martaruizcostajussa at

*Invited Speaker*


*Programme Committee *

Alexey Baytin, Yandex, Moscow, Russia
Núria Bel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Pierrette Bouillon, ISSCO/TIM/ETI, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Michael Carl, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Marine Carpuat, National Research Council, Canada
Josep Maria Crego, Systran, Paris, France
Oliver Culo, ICSI, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Kurt Eberle, Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Andreas Eisele, Saarland University, Germany
Marcello Federico, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
Christian Federmann, Language Technology Lab, DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany
Alexander Fraser, University of Stuttgart, Germany
José A. R. Fonollosa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona,
Tony Hartley, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, and University
              of Leeds, UK
Maxim Khalilov, TAUS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Philipp Koehn, University of Edimburgh, UK
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex, UK
Yanjun Ma, Baidu Inc., Beijing, China
José B. Mariño, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
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,
Anders Sogaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Uta Seewald-Heeg, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Köthen, Germany
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,

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