1993 was a watershed year in the development of empirical methods for processing parallel corpora. Seminal publications by Gale and Church at Bell Labs (CL, 1993) and Brown and colleagues at IBM (CL, 1993) established the methodology, models, and algorithms that form the basis of the modern statistical approaches to machine translation and multilingual text processing. In that year the first Workshop on Very Large Corpora (which would ultimately become EMNLP) was also held, a sign of the broader sea change that transformed how problems in natural language processing are approached.
This workshop, collocated with EMNLP 2013 in Seattle, is an opportunity to look back on the 20-year history of statistical models of bitext processing and to ask where the field will be in another 20 years.
We are looking forward to a fun workshop! If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
|| 9:15 ~ 9:30
|| 9:30 ~ 10:00
|| What a Translation Model Tastes Like
|| Kevin Knight, USC/ISI
|| 10:00 ~ 10:30
|| Philipp Koehn, Edinburgh
|| 10:30 ~ 11:00
|| 11:00 ~ 12:00
|| Oh, Yes, Everything's Right on Schedule, Fred [audio and transcript]
|| Peter F. Brown & Robert L. Mercer,
| 12:00 ~ 1:00
||Panel Discussion: The Development of Statistical Machine Translation [audio and transcript]
|| Moderator: Philip Resnik, UMD
|| 1:00 ~ 3:00
|| 3:00 ~ 3:30||Poster Spotlight Session || Workshop Participants|| 3:00 ~ 4:30
||Posters and coffee
|| 4:00 ~ 4:30
|| Google Translate: Past, Present, Future
|| Franz Josef Och, Google
|| 4:30 ~ 5:30
||Panel Discussion: The Future of Bitext and Machine Translation
Daniel Marcu (SDL)
Dekai Wu (HKUST)
Chris Quirk (Microsoft)
Robert C. Moore (Google)
Adam Lopez (JHU)
We invite 2-page (including references) extended abstracts for poster presentations on the use of bitext in NLP, including:
Abstracts, indicating authors and their affiliations, should be submitted as an attachment in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org before 11:59PM PDT on Friday, August 30, 2013.