♣ 2001 Call For Paper 일정
1. ACL-2001 Workshop on Data-driven MT Call for Paper
2. [E-CFP] MT 2010 -- Towards a Road Map for MT (MT Summit Workshop)
3. MT Evaluation Workshop Call for Papers
4. [E-CFP] IWPT'01 in Beijing - First Call for Papers
1. Subject: ACL-2001 Workshop on Data-driven MT Call for Papers
Call for papers
Workshop on Data-driven MT
Invited speaker : Hermann Ney, RWTH Aachen
Deadline for paper submissions : April 6, 2001
Deadline for notification of paper acceptance : April 27, 2001
eadline for camera-ready papers : May 16, 2001
Workshop Date : July 7, 2001
Details on submissions listed below.
With the increased availability of online corpora, data-driven approaches have become central to the NL
community. A variety of data-driven approaches have been used to help build Machine Translation systems
-- example-based, statistical MT, and other machine learning approaches - and there are all sorts of possibilities
for hybrid systems.
We wish to bring together proponents of as many techniques as possible to engage in a discussion of which
combinations will yield maximal success in translation.
We propose to center the workshop on Data Driven MT, by which we mean all approaches which develop
algorithms and programs to exploit data in the development of MT, primarily the use of large bilingual corpora
created by human translators, and serving as a source of training data for MT systems. We are specifically
interested in papers about
* statistical machine translation (modeling, training, search)
* machine-learning in translation
* example-based machine translation
* acquisition of multilingual training data
* evaluation of data driven methods (also with rule-based methods)
* combination of various translation systems ;
integration of classical rule-based and data driven approaches
* word/sentence alignment methods
An especially important question that we wish to address is which techniques are best for each of the subparts
of a complete MT system - e.g. learning grammars, building lexicons, parsing input data, determining transfer
principles, generating target text, etc.
We will strongly encourage papers on systems which show demonstrable progress over previously chosen
methods, and which have been ntegrated in an actual end-to-end system. Test results or demos will be given
strongest preference for participation.
Jessie Pinkham, Microsoft Research email@example.com
Kevin Knight USC/ISI ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Franz Josef Och, RWTH Aachen; email@example.com
SUBMISSION FORMAT AND INSTRUCTIONS:
Electronic submissions only; send the postscript or pdf form of your
submission to: Deborah Coughlin firstname.lastname@example.org .
Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and should not exceed eight (8) pages,
including references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word Style files tailored
for this year's conference. They are available from the ACL-2001 program committee Web-site at
As reviewing will be blind, a separate identification page must be sent by email. The identification page should
include the paper title, authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses, up to 5 keywords specifying the subject
area, and a short summary (up to 5 lines).
The paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations.
2. Subject: [E-CFP] MT 2010 -- Towards a Road Map for MT (MT Summit
Call for Workshop Contributions
MT 2010 -- Towards a Road Map for MT
September 19, 2001, afternoon
Workshop organised by ELSNET and hosted by MT Summit VIII
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
September 18-22 2001
Aim and context:
The aim of the workshop is to contribute to ELSNET's ongoing action to establish a road map for MT for the
next decade. A road map comprises an analysis of the present situation, a vision of where we want to be in ten
years from now, and a number of intermediate milestones that would help in setting intermediate goals and in
measuring our progress towards our goals. The function of the road map is not to impose anything on anyone,
but rather to provide a broadly supported definition of a context in which to position the MT community's efforts,
which would allow us to identify common priorities for joint activities in e.g. research, resources and training.
Papers are invited that
* give critical analyses of the present state of the art in machine translation of written and spoken language,
* present visions of the future of machine translation, both from a technological and from an application point
of view, or
* identify major milestones and challenges on our way towards the future, and/or ways to measure our
progress along the road.
It will be a half-day workshop, with three sessions:
* The first session will aim at giving a critical analysis of the present situation.
* The second session will be dedicated to visions of the future.
* The third session will aim at establishing intermediate milestones
( e.g. timelines, necessary research achievements), methods to evaluate progress along the road, and training
requirements to be met in order to reach our goals.
The primary audience consists of people with an analytical or future oriented, programmatic interest, both from
research and from industry.
* 15 April 2001: Submission deadline
* 31 May 2001: Notification of acceptance
* 15 July 2001: Submission of final versions
Papers should be sent in electronic form to email@example.com.
For the submission format we follow the same guidelines as the main conference:
Core Programme/Organisation Committee:
* Steven Krauwer (ELSNET, Netherlands) Chair
* Niels Ole Bernsen (NIS, Denmark)
* Paul Heisterkamp (Daimler-Chrysler, Germany)
* Jose Pardo (UPM, Spain)
* Pierre Isabelle (XEROX, France)
* Arjan van Hessen (IP Globalnet, Netherlands)
* Antonio Zampolli (U. Pisa, Italy)
* Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Germany)
* Oliviero Stock (IRST, Italy)
* Susan Armstrong (ISSCO/ETI, Switzerland)
* Herman Caeyers (LANT, Belgium)
Steven Krauwer email : firstname.lastname@example.org
ELSNET / UiL OTS url : http://www.elsnet.org
Trans 10 phone: +31 30 253 6050
3512 JK Utrecht, NL fax : +31 30 253 6000
ELSNET Email : email@example.com
Trans 10 Url : http://www.elsnet.org
3512 JK Utrecht Tel : +31 30 253 6039
3. Subject: MT Evaluation Workshop Call for Papers
( Apologies if you have already seen an announcement for this workshop )
Who Did What To Whom
A workshop held in conjunction with Machine Translation Summit VIII
Saturday, September 22nd, 2001, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
<CALL FOR PAPERS>
Many measures and methods of evaluating MT systems have been developed over the years. The ISLE project,
funded jointly by the European Union and the National Science Foundation of the USA, is continuing with work
started in the EU's EAGLES project on systematizing these measures and procedures. This workshop will be the
fourth in a series that report on and flesh out portions of the systematization.
The main thrust of the work is to build up schemes that classify various aspects of import for MT, including user
needs, the suggested system characteristics and associated metrics for measuring each of these. The
classification schemes relate to ISO work on software evaluation. The work is intended to be useful to those who
are considering using machine translation, those interested in comparative evaluation of several MT systems and
to MT system developers. A fuller account of the ISLE evaluation work and an overview of the current
classification schemes can be found at http://www.isi.edu/natural-language/mteval/.
By the time of the MT Summit, the ISLE project will have organized or been involved in a number of workshops
on MT evaluation, namely at LREC in Athens, AMTA in Mexico, Geneva Workshop, and NAACL in Pittsburgh.
Participants are encouraged, but not required, to get involved with the Geneva Workshop or NAACL Workshop as
these are hands-on exercises in MT. The results of the previous workshops, as possible, will
be presented here and feedback based on them serves directly the goal of developing proposals of concrete
usefulness to the whole community. This workshop will be seen as a preliminary attempt at reaching conclusions
which synthesize results.
Information about the previous workshops can be found at:
NAACL 2001: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ref/naacl2001.html
MT Evaluation workshop: An invitation to get your hands dirty!
and finally at the MT Summit VIII: http://www.eamt.org/summitVIII.
We invite submission of papers along the themes discussed above. The questions and issues to be answered
All papers on evaluation and evaluation issues will be considered, but preference will be given to papers relating
to the ISLE framework. The following questions suggest possible evaluation threads within the framework.
* What kind of metrics are useful for what system characteristics?
* What system characteristics reflect what user needs?
* Is there a radical difference between evaluation focusing on research or development needs and evaluation
focusing on end-user needs?
* When should real-world data be used, and what is the impact of using it?
* What constitutes a valid metric? How can you demonstrate that a metric is valid?
* What are the advantages/disadvantages of specific metrics?
* What kinds of tools automate the evaluation process? Can the process (or any part of it) be automated?
What are the difficulties inherent in choosing particular metrics for automation?
* What kinds of tasks are suited to which evaluation schemes?
* How can we use the evaluation process to speed or improve the MT development process?
* How can we evaluate MT when MT is a small part of the data flow? How independent is MT of the
subsequent processing? Cleaning up the data improves performance, but does it improve it enough?
How do we quantify that?
Papers may be submitted electronically to Sandra Manzi, (Sandra.Manzi@issco.unige.ch) by the submission
date. The format may be RTF, Microsoft Word, or PostScript. Any specialized fonts should be included in the
Users are advised to follow the main conference formatting as described at:
Submission for review:
papers of no more than 6000 words are expected.
Submission for publication:
A template will be provided for accepted papers.
Paper submission deadline
April 15, 2001
Notification of acceptance
May 31, 2001
Final camera-ready due
July 1, 2001
Schedule and Venue
This one-day workshop will take place on September 22nd, 2001, after the regular conference.
The main conference site contains information about registration and accommodation for both the conference
and any satellite events, including this workshop.
Santiago de Compostela in North West Spain (Galicia) was the most visited pilgrimage shrine in the Middle
Ages, and to this day the Road to Santiago is a popular route for walkers through France and northern Spain.
The goal is the imposing 11th century cathedral containing the relics of St. James the Great. But the well-
preserved historical center of the city offers much more: medieval streets, excellent restaurants, ancient
churches, monasteries, palaces, etc.
The venue for the conference is the Hostal de los Reyes Cat?icos, founded in 1499 as a Royal hospital for
pilgrims; a magnificent building in the Spanish Renaissance style, and now a hotel (the oldest and one of the
most beautiful in the world). Those staying at the Hostal will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but there is
also accommodation nearby in many other good hotels, all within easy walking distance of the center and the
Hostal. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with daily direct flights from Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels and
Contact Points and Organizing Committee:
For any further information, please contact Sandra Manzi,
(firstname.lastname@example.org) TIM/ISSCO -- University of Geneva 40 blvd du Pont d'Arve
CH-1211 GENEVA 4 (Switzerland)
E. Hovy, ISI,mailto:email@example.com
B. Maegaard, CST, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
S. Manzi, ISSCO, mailto:email@example.com
M. King, ISSCO, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
F. Reeder, MITRE, mailto:email@example.com
4. Subject: [E-CFP] IWPT'01 in Beijing - First Call for Papers
Call for Papers
7th International Workshop on Parsing Technologies
Sponsored by ACL/SIGPARSE
17-19 October, 2001
The Institute of Computational Linguistics, Peking University, Beijing,China, will host the 7th International
Workshop on Parsing Technologies(IWPT'01) from 17 to 19 October, 2001.
IWPT'01 continues the tradition of biennial workshops on parsing technology organised by SIGPARSE, the
Special Interest Group on Parsing of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).
This workshop series was initiated by Masaru Tomita in 1989.
The first workshop, in Pittsburgh and Hidden Valley, was followed by workshops in Cancun (Mexico) in 1991;
Tilburg (Netherlands) and Durbuy (Belgium) in 1993; Prague and Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) in 1995;
Boston/Cambridge (Massachusetts) in 1997; and Trento (Italy) in 2000.
Topics of interest for IWPT'01
Topics of interest for IWPT'01 include, but are not limited to : theoretical and practical studies of parsing
algorithms for natural language sentences, texts, fragments, dialogues, ill-formed sentences,speech input, multi-
dimensional (pictorial) languages, multimedia (web) documents, and parsing issues arising or viewed in a
multimodal context. Both grammar-based and statistical approaches are welcome.
Two types of submissions are invited:
- full papers, to be presented as such during the workshop and to be published in the workshop proceedings
(maximally 12 pages);
- short papers, to be presented at the workshop in the form of a poster plus a summary oral presentation in a
short-paper session; two-page summaries are published in the workshop proceedings.
Prospective authors are invited to send submissions to the IWPT'01 programme chairman Giorgio Satta. Papers
must be in the format given at the IWPT'01 home pages (see below). Full papers should not exceed 12 pages;
short papers should not exceed 1500 words. Submission is electronically, in postscript form. Only in case
electronic submission is impossible, four (4) hard copies of the paper should be sent. Send papers to:
Giorgio Satta (IWPT'01 programme chair)
Universita` di Padova
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informatica
via Gradenigo 6/A
I-35131 Padova, Italy
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the programme committee.
Deadline for paper submission : June 5
Notification of acceptance : July 18
Final papers due : August 27
Instruction for authors
Detailed instructions for authors for the production of submissions in the right format will soon be available
through the IWPT'01 home page at:
or can be obtained from the programme chairman (see address above).
The full list of all members of the Program Committee will soon be available at the IWPT'01 home page.
Harry Bunt (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
Giorgio Satta (University of Padua, Italy)
Local Organizing Committee:
Fuliang Weng (ICRC/Intel Corp, Beijing, China, Co-Chair)
Shiwen Yu (Peking University, Beijing, China, Co-Chair)
Youqi Cao (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)
Qunxiu Chen (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)
Houfeng Wang (Secretariat, firstname.lastname@example.org, Peking University, China)
Additional information about IWPT'01 will soon be available at the URL:
At the site http://parlevink.cs.utwente.nl/sigparse/ you can also obtain information about previous IWPTs,
proceedings, books based on IWPTs, and SIGPARSE related activities.
Harry C. Bunt
Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science
P.O. Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg, the Netherlands
Phone: +31 - 13 466.3060 (secretary Anne Andriaensen)