[Humanist] 23.464 events: open source tools for MT

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Nov 26 07:57:46 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 464.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:06:28 +0100
        From: MT Marathon 2010 Organising Committee <contact at ventsislavzhechev.eu>
        Subject: Final Call for Papers for the Open Source Convention held at the Machine Translation Marathon 2010



The Fourth Machine Translation Marathon, which will take place 25–30 January 2010 in Dublin, Ireland, is hosting an Open Source Convention to advance the state of the art in machine translation. The MT Marathon is organised by the National Centre for Language Technology and the Centre for Next Generation Localisation at Dublin City University on behalf of the EuroMatrixPlus Consortium.

We invite developers of open source tools to present their work and submit a paper of up to 10 pages that (a) describes the underlying methodology and (b) includes instructions how to use the tools.

We are looking for stand-alone tools and extensions of existing tools, such as the Moses open source systems. Accepted papers will be presented during the MT Marathon and published as a special issue of the Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics (http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/pbml).

Possible Topics:
• training of machine translation models
• machine translation decoders
• tuning of machine translation systems
• evaluation of machine translation
• visualization, 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 second time that the MT Marathon will host the Open Source Convention. The papers from last year are available online: http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/pbml-91-100.html

Papers will be reviewed by two reviewers appointed by the program committee.

Important Dates:
Deadline for paper submission: strictly December 1, 2009
Notification of acceptance: December 7, 2009
Camera-ready paper due: December 14, 2009
Presentations: January 25–30, 2010 (at the MT Marathon in Dublin)

A preliminary program for the MT Marathon is now available at http://MTMarathon2010.info/web/Program.html

For the submission guidelines and requirements, please visit the MT Marathon website: http://MTMarathon2010.info
Please note, that the camera-ready versions will only be accepted in the Xe(La)TeX format described on the website (i.e. MS Word and other formats or a PDF without source files will not be accepted).

We also invite all interested parties to submit short descriptions of open-source projects that fit within the format of the MT Marathon and can be accomplished within five days. For submission, please visit http://MTMarathon2010.info/web/Projects.html
The proposed projects may focus on anything from the development of new tools to the modification or extension of existing open-source tools. These projects will run during the MT Marathon and will be undertaken by the participants.

Program Committee:
Philipp Koehn
Chris Callison-Burch
Ventsislav Zhechev

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