[CLG logo] Machine Translation and Morphologically-rich Languages
Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation
University of Haifa, Israel, 23-27 January, 2011
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Invited talks

Ido Dagan and Shachar Mirkin, Department of Computer Science Bar Ilan University, Israel
Textual entailment inference in machine translation (presentation)
Nachum Dershowitz, School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Using Semantics in Translation (presentation)
Chris Dyer, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Inflectional Morphology in Probabilistic Translation Models (presentation)
Jason Eisner, Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, US
A Non-Parametric Bayesian Approach to Inflectional Morphology (presentation (I), presentation (II))
Michael Elhadad, Department of Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Topic Models for Morphologically Rich Languages and their Usage to Explore Multilingual Corpora (presentation)
Marcello Federico, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
Morphological Processing and Word Reordering for Statistical MT of Highly Inflected Languages (presentation)
Kevin Knight, Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California and Information Sciences Institute (ISI), US
Integrated Morphology for Translation (presentation)
Philipp Koehn, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
Factored Models for Morphology (presentation)
Alon Lavie, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, US
The Impact of Arabic Morphological Segmentation on Broad-Coverage English-Arabic Statistical MT (presentation)
Lluís Màrquez, Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Automatic evaluation in Machine Translation: Towards combined linguistically-motivated measures (presentation)
Sergei Nirenburg, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, US
Morphological Aspects of Computer-Driven Elicitation of Knowledge about Any Language (presentation)
Kemal Oflazer, Computer Science Program at Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Syntax-to-Morphology Mapping in Factored SMT (presentation)

Accepted papers

Kfir Bar, Nachum Dershowitz
Using Verb Paraphrases for Arabic-to-English Example-Based Translation (presentation)
Igor Boguslavsky
Processing of Russian by the ETAP-3 Linguistic Processor (presentation)
Ondrej Bojar, Ales Tamchyna
Forms Wanted: Training SMT on Monolingual Data (presentation)
Alexandru Ceausu
Rich morpho-syntactical descriptors for factored machine translation with highly inflected languages as target (presentation)
Raphael Cohen, Yoav Goldberg Michael Elhadad
Transliterated Pairs Acquisition in Medical Hebrew (presentation)
Guy De Pauw, Peter Waiganjo Wagacha, Gilles-Maurice de Schryver
Towards English - Swahili Machine Translation
Alexander Fraser, Marion Weller, Aoife Cahill, Fabienne Fritzinger
Morphological Generation of German for SMT (presentation)
Yoav Goldberg
Agreement Matters: Challenges of Translating into a Morphologically Rich Language, and the Advantages of a Syntax Based System (presentation)
Vishal Goyal, Gurpreet Singh Lehal
Hindi to Punjabi Machine Translation System
Gennadi Lembersky, Noam Ordan, Shuly Wintner
Language Models for Machine Translation: Original vs. Translated Texts (presentation)
Coskun Mermer, Murat Saraclar
Unsupervised Turkish Morphological Segmentation for Statistical Machine Translation (presentation)
Tsuyoshi Okita, Andy Way
MWE-sensitive Word Aligner in Factored Translation Model (presentation)
Alicia Perez, M. Ines Torres, Francisco Casacuberta
Steps taken in Spanish-Basque speech translation using stochastic finite-state transducers
Alex Rudnick
A resource-light approach to learning verb valencies (presentation)
Reshef Shilon, Nizar Habash, Alon Lavie, Shuly Wintner
Machine Translation between Hebrew and Arabic (presentation)
Raivis Skadins, Karlis Goba, Valters Sics
Improving SMT with Morphology Knowledge for Baltic Languages (presentation)
Reut Tsarfaty
Morphology, Suntax and What's in Between (presentation)
Yulia Tsvetkov and Shuly Wintner
Extraction of Multi-word Expressions from Small Parallel Corpora (presentation)


Saturday, 22 Jan Sunday, 23 Jan Monday, 24 Jan Tuesday, 25 Jan Wednesday, 26 Jan Thursday, 27 Jan
09:30-10:00 Opening Sightseeing tour
Departure 7:30am from the
Crowne Plaza.
We will return around 20:00
10:00-10:45 Knight Màrquez Koehn Oflazer
10:45-11:30 Dershowitz Dagan and Mirkin Fraser et al. Mermer and Saraclar
11:30-12:00 Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
12:00-12:45 Shilon et al. Tsvetkov and Wintner Lembersky et al. Okita and Way
12:45-13:30 Bar and Dershowitz Tsarfaty Rudnick Eisner
13:30-14:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:30-15:15 Cohen et al. Ceausu Boguslavsky Closing
15:15-16:00 Goldberg Bojar and Tamchyna Skadins et al.
16:00-16:30 Coffee Coffee Coffee
16:30-17:15 Elhadad Dyer Lavie
17:15-18:00 Reception
CRI Lounge
Federico Nirenburg
20:00-22:00 Informal meeting
(Mandarin, HaNasi 129)
El Gaucho Haifa

Social events

Saturday, January 22, 20:00
Join us for an informal meeting at Cafe Mandarin, HaNasi 129, just a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Probably the best coffee in Haifa, light meals, drinks, etc. Pay your own.
Sunday, January 23, 18:00-20:00
A very informal welcome reception at the University, CRI Lounge, Education Building, 6th Floor. No speeches.
Monday, January 24, 20:00
Dinner, El Gaucho Haifa, 120 Yefe Nof st., Haifa (just across from the Crowne Plaza). Very likely, this will be covered by the organizers.
Tuesday, January 25, all day
A sightseeing tour of the northern part of Israel. Includes some of the organizer's favorite sites, with guidance provided by local computational linguists. You do not want to miss this. The tour will end in a very special dinner (at most 140 shekel.) Tour map

Maintained by shuly@cs.haifa.ac.il, modified Sunday November 24, 2013.