Call For Papers

Open Source Tools for Machine Translation

The Machine Translation Marathon 2012, MTM12, will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland from September 3-8th 2012, full details will be available in due course. MTM12 is supported by the EU under the MosesCore project.

The MT Marathon will again host 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 (plus references) 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

The papers from previous 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 3, 2012 (1 paragraph, to allocate reviewers)
Paper submission: July 17, 2012
Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2012
Camera-ready: August 7, 2012
Presentations: September 3-8, 2012 (at the MT Marathon in Edinburgh)

Author Instructions

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

The maximum length for submissions is 10 pages, plus unlimited 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 Ondrej 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).