Please note that Michael and I are guest editors for a special issue of the Machine Translation Journal on the theme of EBMT. For interested researchers, submission details are now available. Deadline for submission is December 19th 2005.

Workshop on Example-Based Machine Translation

Hosted by MT SUMMIT X
Phuket, Thailand
September 12-16, 2005

Co-chairs: Michael Carl, IAI, Saarbrücken; Andy Way, School of Computing, Dublin City University

Note that the papers and other information gathered together in the Proceedings are now available.

Following the successful EBMT workshop in 2001 at the MT Summit VIII in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, this is the second workshop of its kind. EBMT approaches have evolved since 2001, with some even reaching commercial maturity. Furthermore, a number of new and innovative approaches have been seen. Their common characteristics are to exploit and integrate a number of knowledge resources, such as linguistics and statistics (or symbolic and numerical techniques) for integration into a single framework. In this way, rule-based morphological, syntactic and/or semantic information is combined with knowledge extracted from bi- or monolingual texts which is then re-used in the translation process. We seek to assemble approaches to machine translation which go beyond the purely statistical and/or rule-based paradigms. We welcome visionary and technical descriptions, reports of empirical research as well as feasibility studies and system demonstrations. We would welcome contributions on any of the following topics and sub-headings:

In addition, we plan to have a panel session focusing on future perspectives for EBMT. The idea is that this session complements the envisaged panel in the main programme which aims to focus on the continuing convergence of EBMT and SMT.


There will be a common publication format for all workshops in line with the main conference proceedings. These will be the usual book format for conference proceedings as well as CD-ROM. However, it is anticipated that the proceedings will be published more widely, as we did in [Carl and Way, 2003]. We have approached relevant publishers in this regard.

Important Dates

Note Extended Deadline!! Mail your submissions in PDF format only, max. 8pp., by the deadline, to Authors are requested to keep their papers anonymous and submit separate cover pages with the following information:

Attendance Fee

Details of registration procedures, including registration fees, will be included here when they have been announced. We still expect that the attendance fee for our workshop will be approx. $70.


The programme is now available here.

Programme Committee

Andy Way. Last edited: 28th October 2005.