TMI-07

11th International Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation

Programme


Thursday 6th September

10.30 – 18.00 Conference excursion

18.00 – 20.00 Conference Registration

19.00 – 21.00 Welcome Reception

Friday 7th September

8.00 – 9.30 Conference Registration

9.15 – 9.45 Introductory Remarks

9.45 – 10.45 Invited Talk: Rule-based and Statistical Machine Translation with a Focus on Swedish -- Anna Sågvall-Hein

10.45 – 11.15 COFFEE

11.15 – 11.50 How Phrase Sense Disambiguation outperforms Word Sense Disambiguation for Statistical Machine Translation -- Marine Carpuat and Dekai Wu

11.50 – 12.25 Exploiting Source Similarity for SMT using Context-Informed Features -- Nicolas Stroppa, Antal van den Bosch and Andy Way (slides)

12.25 – 13.00 Towards Hybrid Quality-Oriented Machine Translation. On Linguistics and Probabilities in MT -- Stephan Oepen, Erik Velldal, Jan Tore Lønning, Paul Meurer and Victoria Rosen

13.00 – 14.15 LUNCH

14.15 – 14.50 BLEUATRE: Flattening Syntactic Dependencies for MT Evaluation -- Dennis Mehay and Chris Brew (slides)

14.50 – 15.25 A Cluster-Based Representation for Multi-System MT Evaluation -- Nicolas Stroppa and Karolina Owczarzak (slides)

15.25 – 16.00 Combining translation models in statistical machine translation -- Jesus Andrés-Ferrer, Ismael García-Varea and Francisco Casacuberta (slides)

16.00-16.30 COFFEE

16.30 – 17.05 A Greedy Decoder for Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation -- Philippe Langlais, Alexandre Patry and Fabrizio Gotti (slides)

17.05 – 17.40 Word Reordering in Statistical Machine Translation with a POS-Based Distortion Model -- Kay Rottmann and Stephan Vogel (slides)

Saturday 8th September

9.15 – 9.50 Learning Bilingual Semantic Frames: Shallow Semantic Parsing vs Semantic Role Projection -- Pascale Fung, Zhaojun Wu, Yongsheng Yang and Dekai Wu

9.50 – 10.15 Reducing Human Assessment of Machine Translation Quality to Binary Classifiers -- Michael Paul, Andrew Finch and Eiichiro Sumita (slides)

10.15 – 10.50 A New Method for the Study of Correlations between MT Evaluation Metrics and Some Surprising Results -- Paula Estrella, Andrei Popescu-Belis and Maghi King (slides)

10.50 – 11.20 COFFEE

11.20 – 11.55 Alignment-Guided Chunking -- Yanjun Ma, Nicolas Stroppa and Andy Way (slides)

11.55 – 12.30 Sub-Phrasal Matching and Structural Templates in Example-Based MT -- Aaron Phillips

12. 30 – 13.05 Extracting Phrasal Alignments from Comparable Corpora by Using Joint Probability SMT Model -- Tadashi Kumano, Hideki Tanaka and Takenobu Tokunaga

13.05 – 14.20 LUNCH

14.20 – 15.50 Panel Session: Is MT In Crisis? (Moderator: Steven Krauwer) (slides)

15.50 – 16.20 COFFEE

16.20 – 17.50 Demonstration & Poster Session

Sunday 9th September

9.15 – 10.15 Invited Talk: Statistical MT from TMI-1988 to TMI-2007: What Has Happened? -- Hermann Ney (slides)

10.15 – 10.50 Theoretical and Methodological Issues Regarding the Use of Language Technologies for Patients with Limited English Proficiency -- Harold Somers (slides)

10.50 – 11.20 COFFEE

11.20 – 11.55 Capturing Translational Divergences with a Statistical Tree-to-Tree Aligner -- Mary Hearne, John Tinsley, Andy Way and Ventsislav Zhechev (slides)

11.55 – 12.30 Breaking the barrier of context-freeness. Towards a linguistically adequate probabilistic dependency model of parallel texts -- Matthias Buch-Kromann (slides)

12.30 – 13.05 Final Remarks

13.05 – 14.30 LUNCH

15.00 Bus to Copenhagen for MT Summit XI arriving at 20.30 (approx.)


Andy Way, 22nd October, 2007