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This conference builds on a series of annual workshops and conferences on statistical machine translation, going back to 2006:

IMPORTANT DATES

Release of training data for shared tasksJanuary/February, 2019
Evaluation periods for shared tasksApril, 2019
Paper submission deadlineTBC, 2019
Paper notificationTBC, 2019
Camera-ready version dueTBC, 2019
Conference in FlorenceAugust 1 - 2, 2019

OVERVIEW

This year's conference will feature the following shared tasks:

In addition to the shared tasks, the conference will also feature scientific papers on topics related to MT. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

We encourage authors to evaluate their approaches to the above topics using the common data sets created for the shared tasks.

REGISTRATION AND VISA INFORMATION

These will both be handled by ACL 2019.

NEWS TRANSLATION TASK

This shared task will examine translation between the following language pairs:

The text for all the test sets will be drawn from news articles. Participants may submit translations for any or all of the language directions. In addition to the common test sets the conference organizers will provide optional training resources.

Language Pairs
This year we introduce two low-resource language pairs (English to/from Kazakh and Gujarati) plus a further Baltic language pair (English to/from Lithuanian) and a non-English pair (French to/from German).
Document level MT
We encourage the use of document-level models for English to German and for Chinese to English. We will ensure that the data for de-en has document boundaries in it. We will evaluate both these pairs with the context visible to evaluators.
Data sets
We will release parallel and monolingual data for all languages, updated where possible. For the low-resource language pairs, we encourage participants to explore additional data sets (sharing these with the community whenever possible).

BIOMEDICAL TRANSLATION TASK

Details TBC.

AUTOMATIC POST-EDITING TASK

Details TBC.

METRICS TASK

See task page

QUALITY ESTIMATION TASK

See task page

MULTIMODAL TRANSLATION TASK

See task page

PAPER SUBMISSION INFORMATION

POSTER FORMAT

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Subscribe to to the announcement list for WMT by entering your e-mail address below. This list will be used to announce when the test sets are released, to indicate any corrections to the training sets, and to amend the deadlines as needed.
Email:

You can read past announcements on the Google Groups page for WMT. These also include an archive of announcements from earlier workshops. Google Groups

INVITED TALK

TBD

ORGANIZERS

Ondřej Bojar (Charles University in Prague)
Rajen Chatterjee (FBK)
Christian Federmann (MSR)
Yvette Graham (DCU)
Barry Haddow (University of Edinburgh)
Matthias Huck (LMU Munich)
Antonio Jimeno Yepes (IBM Research Australia)
Philipp Koehn (University of Edinburgh / Johns Hopkins University)
Christof Monz (University of Amsterdam)
Matteo Negri (FBK)
Aurélie Névéol (LIMSI, CNRS)
Mariana Neves (German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment)
Matt Post (Johns Hopkins University)
Marco Turchi (FBK)
Karin Verspoor (University of Melbourne)
Mark Fishel (University of Tartu)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY

WMT follows the ACL's anti-harassment policy

CONTACT

For general questions, comments, etc. please send email to bhaddow@inf.ed.ac.uk.
For task-specific questions, please contact the relevant organisers.