AMTA 2014

22 October 2014
Vancouver, Canada

The increasing use of machine translation in the workflow of professional translators creates demand for machine translation technology that provides more interactive collaboration, learns from its errors and adapts to the translators' style and adapts the underlying machine translation system online to the specific needs of the translator for the given task.

The next generation of computer aided translation (CAT) tools has to move beyond the use of static machine translation for human post-editing into a much richer division of labor between man and machine that takes full advantage of man's understanding of content and machine's greater ability to quickly process large amounts of data.

On the other hand, these tools will allow a more friendly interaction between the human and the machine through the use of different modalities of interactions as speech, gaze tracking, e-pen, etc. Finally, all of these issues will lead to an increase of the productivity of the professional translators.

Such tools are in development in a number of research labs across the world, one example is the open source workbench developed by the EU-funded projects Matecat and Casmacat, led by the organizers of this workshop.

This workshop brings to together researchers in this nascent subfield of machine translation. The workshop will divide its schedule about equally between invited talks by leading researchers and paper presentations on more recent advances.

We encourage submissions including, but not limited to:


Additional speakers will be announced shortly.


Paper submission deadline    August 29, 2014
Notification of acceptanceSeptember 12, 2014
Camera-ready deadlineSeptember 26, 2014


Papers must not exceed 8 pages plus additional pages for references. All papers should follow the formatting instructions included with the style files, and should be submitted in PDF. Latex, PDF and MS Word style files are available: amta2014.dotx amta2014.pdf

To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and affiliations within the paper and avoid obvious self-references.

Submission and review processes will be handled electronically.


Francisco Casacuberta, Universitat Politècnica de València
Marcello Federico, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Philipp Koehn, University of Edinburgh / Johns Hopkins University


Vicent Alabau (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Loïc Barrault (Université du Maine)
Frédér Blain (Université du Maine)
Christian Buck (University of Edinburgh)
Chris Dyer (Carnegie Mellon University)
Mikel L. Forcada (Universitat d'Alacant)
George Foster (National Research Council, Canada)
Jesús González-Rubio (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Roland Kuhn (National Research Council, Canada)
Mauro Cettolo (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)
Matteo Negri (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)
Jan Niehues (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Daniel Ortiz-Martínez (Universitat d'Alacant)
Juan Antonio Pérez-Ortiz (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Holger Schwenk (Université du Maine)
Patrick Simianer (Universität Heidelberg)
Lucia Specia (University of Sheffield)
Marco Turchi (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)
Enrique Vidal (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Katharina Wäschle (Universität Heidelberg)
François Yvon (LIMSI/CNRS, Orsay)


For questions, comments, etc. please send email to

Supported by the European Commision
under the Matecat and CASMACAT projects (grants 287688 and 287576).