8-9 August, 2013
Sofia, Bulgaria


Thursday, August 8, 2013

9:00–9:10Opening Remarks
 Session 1: Shared Tasks and their Evaluation
9:10–10:10Findings of the 2013 Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation
Ondřej Bojar, Christian Buck, Chris Callison-Burch, Christian Federmann, Barry Haddow, Philipp Koehn, Christof Monz, Matt Post, Radu Soricut and Lucia Specia
 Results of the WMT13 Metrics Shared Task
Matouš Macháček and Ondřej Bojar
10:10–10:30The Feasibility of HMEANT as a Human MT Evaluation Metric
Alexandra Birch, Barry Haddow, Ulrich Germann, Maria Nadejde, Christian Buck and Philipp Koehn
 Session 2: Poster Session
11:00–12:30Shared Task: Translation
Alexander Allauzen, Nicolas Pécheux, Quoc Khanh Do, Marco Dinarelli, Thomas Lavergne, Aurélien Max, Hai-Son Le and François Yvon
 The CMU Machine Translation Systems at WMT 2013: Syntax, Synthetic Translation Options, and Pseudo-References
Waleed Ammar, Victor Chahuneau, Michael Denkowski, Greg Hanneman, Wang Ling, Austin Matthews, Kenton Murray, Nicola Segall, Alon Lavie and Chris Dyer
 Feature Decay Algorithms for Fast Deployment of Accurate Statistical Machine Translation Systems
Ergun Bicici
 CUni Multilingual Matrix in the WMT 2013 Shared Task
Karel Bílek and Daniel Zeman
 Chimera – Three Heads for English-to-Czech Translation
Ondřej Bojar, Rudolf Rosa and Aleš Tamchyna
 Yandex School of Data Analysis Machine Translation Systems for WMT13
Alexey Borisov, Jacob Dlougach and Irina Galinskaya
 The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Translation Systems for the WMT 2013
Eunah Cho, Thanh-Le Ha, Mohammed Mediani, Jan Niehues, Teresa Herrmann, Isabel Slawik and Alex Waibel
 TÜBITAK-BILGEM German-English Machine Translation Systems for W13
Ilknur Durgar El-Kahlout and Coşkun Mermer
 Edinburgh’s Machine Translation Systems for European Language Pairs
Nadir Durrani, Barry Haddow, Kenneth Heafield and Philipp Koehn
 Munich-Edinburgh-Stuttgart Submissions of OSM Systems at WMT13
Nadir Durrani, Alexander Fraser, Helmut Schmid, Hassan Sajjad and Richárd Farkas
 Towards Efficient Large-Scale Feature-Rich Statistical Machine Translation
Vladimir Eidelman, Ke Wu, Ferhan Ture, Philip Resnik and Jimmy Lin
 The TALP-UPC Phrase-Based Translation Systems for WMT13: System Combination with Morphology Generation, Domain Adaptation and Corpus Filtering
Lluís Formiga, Marta R. Costa-jussà, José B. Mariño, José A. R. Fonollosa, Alberto Barrón-Cedeño and Lluis Marquez
 PhraseFix: Statistical Post-Editing of TectoMT
Petra Galuščáková, Martin Popel and Ondřej Bojar
 Feature-Rich Phrase-based Translation: Stanford University’s Submission to the WMT 2013 Translation Task
Spence Green, Daniel Cer, Kevin Reschke, Rob Voigt, John Bauer, Sida Wang, Natalia Silveira, Julia Neidert and Christopher D. Manning
 Factored Machine Translation Systems for Russian-English
Stéphane Huet, Elena Manishina and Fabrice Lefèvre
 Omnifluent English-to-French and Russian-to-English Systems for the 2013 Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation
Evgeny Matusov and Gregor Leusch
 Pre-Reordering for Machine Translation Using Transition-Based Walks on Dependency Parse Trees
Antonio Valerio Miceli Barone and Giuseppe Attardi
 Edinburgh’s Syntax-Based Machine Translation Systems
Maria Nadejde, Philip Williams and Philipp Koehn
 Shallow Semantically-Informed PBSMT and HPBSMT
Tsuyoshi Okita, Qun Liu and Josef van Genabith
 Joint WMT 2013 Submission of the QUAERO Project
Stephan Peitz, Saab Mansour, Matthias Huck, Markus Freitag, Hermann Ney, Eunah Cho, Teresa Herrmann, Mohammed Mediani, Jan Niehues, Alex Waibel, Alexander Allauzen, Quoc Khanh Do, Bianka Buschbeck and Tonio Wandmacher
 The RWTH Aachen Machine Translation System for WMT 2013
Stephan Peitz, Saab Mansour, Jan-Thorsten Peter, Christoph Schmidt, Joern Wuebker, Matthias Huck, Markus Freitag and Hermann Ney
 The University of Cambridge Russian-English System at WMT13
Juan Pino, Aurelien Waite, Tong Xiao, Adrià de Gispert, Federico Flego and William Byrne
 Joshua 5.0: Sparser, Better, Faster, Server
Matt Post, Juri Ganitkevitch, Luke Orland, Jonathan Weese, Yuan Cao and Chris Callison-Burch
 The CNGL-DCU-Prompsit Translation Systems for WMT13
Raphael Rubino, Antonio Toral, Santiago Cortés Vaíllo, Jun Xie, Xiaofeng Wu, Stephen Doherty and Qun Liu
 QCRI-MES Submission at WMT13: Using Transliteration Mining to Improve Statistical Machine Translation
Hassan Sajjad, Svetlana Smekalova, Nadir Durrani, Alexander Fraser and Helmut Schmid
 Tunable Distortion Limits and Corpus Cleaning for SMT
Sara Stymne, Christian Hardmeier, Jörg Tiedemann and Joakim Nivre
 Munich-Edinburgh-Stuttgart Submissions at WMT13: Morphological and Syntactic Processing for SMT
Marion Weller, Max Kisselew, Svetlana Smekalova, Alexander Fraser, Helmut Schmid, Nadir Durrani, Hassan Sajjad and Richárd Farkas
12:30–14:00Lunch Break
 Session 3: Invited Talk
14:00–15:10Andreas Eisele: MT@EC: Serving the multilingual needs of the European Commission
 Session 4: Quality Estimation
15:10–15:30Coping with the Subjectivity of Human Judgements in MT Quality Estimation
Marco Turchi, Matteo Negri and Marcello Federico
15:30–16:00Coffee Break
 Session 5: Translation Models
16:00–16:20Online Polylingual Topic Models for Fast Document Translation Detection
Kriste Krstovski and David A. Smith
16:20–16:40Combining Bilingual and Comparable Corpora for Low Resource Machine Translation
Ann Irvine and Chris Callison-Burch
16:40–17:00Generating English Determiners in Phrase-Based Translation with Synthetic Translation Options
Yulia Tsvetkov, Chris Dyer, Lori Levin and Archna Bhatia
17:00–17:20Dramatically Reducing Training Data Size Through Vocabulary Saturation
William Lewis and Sauleh Eetemadi

Friday, August 9, 2013

 Session 6: Learning
9:00–9:20Multi-Task Learning for Improved Discriminative Training in SMT
Patrick Simianer and Stefan Riezler
9:20–9:40Online Learning Approaches in Computer Assisted Translation
Prashant Mathur, Cettolo Mauro and Marcello Federico
9:40–10:00Length-Incremental Phrase Training for SMT
Joern Wuebker and Hermann Ney
10:00–10:20Positive Diversity Tuning for Machine Translation System Combination
Daniel Cer, Christopher D. Manning and Dan Jurafsky
10:20–11:00Coffee Break
 Session 7: Poster Session
11:00–12:30Shared Task: Quality Estimation
 Selecting Feature Sets for Comparative and Time-Oriented Quality Estimation of Machine Translation Output
Eleftherios Avramidis and Maja Popovic
 SHEF-Lite: When Less is More for Translation Quality Estimation
Daniel Beck, Kashif Shah, Trevor Cohn and Lucia Specia
 Referential Translation Machines for Quality Estimation
Ergun Bicici
 FBK-UEdin Participation to the WMT13 Quality Estimation Shared Task
José Guilherme Camargo de Souza, Christian Buck, Marco Turchi and Matteo Negri
 The TALP-UPC Approach to System Selection: Asiya Features and Pairwise Classification Using Random Forests
Lluís Formiga, Meritxell Gonzàlez, Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, José A. R. Fonollosa and Lluis Marquez
 Quality Estimation for Machine Translation Using the Joint Method of Evaluation Criteria and Statistical Modeling
Aaron Li-Feng Han, Yi Lu, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Liangye He and Junwen Xing
 MT Quality Estimation: The CMU System for WMT’13
Silja Hildebrand and Stephan Vogel
 LORIA System for the WMT13 Quality Estimation Shared Task
David Langlois and Kamel Smaili
 LIG System for WMT13 QE Task: Investigating the Usefulness of Features in Word Confidence Estimation for MT
Ngoc Quang Luong, Benjamin Lecouteux and Laurent Besacier
 DCU-Symantec at the WMT 2013 Quality Estimation Shared Task
Raphael Rubino, Joachim Wagner, Jennifer Foster, Johann Roturier, Rasoul Samad Zadeh Kaljahi and Fred Hollowood
 LIMSI Submission for the WMT’13 Quality Estimation Task: an Experiment with N-Gram Posteriors
Anil Kumar Singh, Guillaume Wisniewski and François Yvon
11:00–12:30Shared Task: Evaluation
 Ranking Translations using Error Analysis and Quality Estimation
Mark Fishel
 Are ACT’s Scores Increasing with Better Translation Quality?
Najeh Hajlaoui
 A Description of Tunable Machine Translation Evaluation Systems in WMT13 Metrics Task
Aaron Li-Feng Han, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Yi Lu, Liangye He, Yiming Wang and Jiaji Zhou
 MEANT at WMT 2013: A Tunable, Accurate yet Inexpensive Semantic Frame Based MT Evaluation Metric
Chi-kiu Lo and Dekai Wu
 An Approach Using Style Classification Features for Quality Estimation
Erwan Moreau and Raphael Rubino
 DCU Participation in WMT2013 Metrics Task
Xiaofeng Wu, Hui Yu and Qun Liu
12:30–14:00Lunch Break
 Session 8: Reordering and Hierarchical Models
14:00–14:20Efficient Solutions for Word Reordering in German-English Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation
Arianna Bisazza and Marcello Federico
14:20–14:40A Phrase Orientation Model for Hierarchical Machine Translation
Matthias Huck, Joern Wuebker, Felix Rietig and Hermann Ney
14:40–15:00A Dependency-Constrained Hierarchical Model with Moses
Yvette Graham
15:00–15:20Investigations in Exact Inference for Hierarchical Translation
Wilker Aziz, Marc Dymetman and Sriram Venkatapathy
15:20–16:00Coffee Break
 Session 9: Alignment and Word Translation Models
16:00–16:20Evaluating (and Improving) Sentence Alignment under Noisy Conditions
Omar Zaidan and Vishal Chowdhary
16:20–16:40Multi-Rate HMMs for Word Alignment
Elif Eyigöz, Daniel Gildea and Kemal Oflazer
16:40–17:00Hidden Markov Tree Model for Word Alignment
Shuhei Kondo, Kevin Duh and Yuji Matsumoto
17:00–17:20An MT Error-Driven Discriminative Word Lexicon using Sentence Structure Features
Jan Niehues and Alex Waibel