Appel: HyTra deadline extension to Feb. 7, EACL Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Fri Jan 24 19:47:25 UTC 2014

Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:19:17 +0100
From: "Reinhard Rapp" <reinhardrapp at>
Message-ID: <C552436FA5424B0FBAEC75DA6F90C2F9 at ASUSPC>




Co-located with EACL 2014 

Gothenburg, Sweden

April 27, 2014


Hans Uszkoreit (Saarland University and DFKI, Germany)
Joakim Nivre (Uppsala University, Sweden)                        



The aim of the HyTra workshop series is to bring together researchers
developing and applying statistical, example-based, or rule-based
translation systems, and those enhancing MT systems by combining
elements from different approaches, to promote discussion and sharing of
ideas among them. Hereby one relevant focus is on effectively combining
linguistic and data driven approaches (rule-based and statistical
MT). Another focus is on hybridization in the context of human

The 3rd Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra-3) intends to continue developing and empowering the research agenda in the area of Hybrid Translation already started at its first and second editions. The previous two editions (see and were co-located with EACL 2012 in Avignon and with ACL 2013 in Sofia, and the proceedings were published on the ACL Anthology.


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 models)
- 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
- 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 can be short or long papers. Short paper submissions 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 (EACL 2014).

Authors are invited to submit papers on original and previously
unpublished work. Formatting should be according to EACL 2014
specifications using LaTeX or MS-Word style files, see section
"submission format" at Reviewing of
papers will be double-blind, so the submissions should not reveal the
authors' identity.

Submission is electronic in PDF format using the START submission system
at the following URL:

Double submission policy: Parallel submission to other meetings or
publications is possible but must be immediately notified to the
workshop contact person (see below). If accepted, withdrawals are only
possible within two days after notification.

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 workshop proceedings which will be made
available via the ACL Anthology.


Authors of selected papers will be invited to contribute extended
versions of their papers as book chapters for an edited volume on hybrid


February 7, 2014: Extended deadline for paper submission
February 20, 2014: Notification of acceptance
March 3, 2014: Camera ready papers due
April 27, 2014: Workshop in Gothenburg


Rafael E. Banchs (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Marta R. Costa-jussa (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Reinhard Rapp (Universities of Aix-Marseille and Mainz)
Patrik Lambert (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)
Kurt Eberle (Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg)
Bogdan Babych (University of Leeds)


Rafael E. Banchs: rembanchs (at) i2r (dot) a-star (dot) edu (dot) sg


* Ahmet Aker, University of Sheffield, UK
* Bogdan Babych, University of Leeds, UK
* Rafael E. Banchs, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
* 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
* Marta R. Costa-jussa, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
* Oliver Culo, University of Mainz, Germany
* Kurt Eberle, Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
* Andreas Eisele, DGT (European Commission), Luxembourg 
* Marcello Federico, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy 
* Christian Federmann, Language Technology Lab, DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany 
* José A. R. Fonollosa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain 
* Maxim Khalilov, TAUS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Patrik Lambert, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
* Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex, UK 
* Yanjun Ma, Baidu Inc., Beijing, China 
* José B. Mariño, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain 
* Bart Mellebeek, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Hermann Ney, RWTH Aachen, Germany
* Reinhard Rapp, Universities of Aix-Marseille, France, and Mainz, Germany
* Anders Søgaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
* 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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