MATMT2008 workshop

Mixing Approaches to Machine Translation

Donostia-San Sebastian

February 14th 2008



Editors: Iñaki Alegria, Lluís Màrquez, Kepa Sarasola


Ixa Group, University of the Basque Country

Elhuyar Fundaziao


Full proceedings


About OpenMT project ... p.7


Selected papers


A method of automatically evaluating machine translations using a word-alignment based classifier – K.Kotani, T.Yoshimi, H.Isahara (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), T.Kutsumi, I.Sata (Sharp Corporation) ... pp. 11-18


Diagnosing human judgments in MT evaluation: an example based on the Spanish language – Olivier Hamon, Djamel Mostefa, Victoria Arranz (ELDA) ... pp.19-26


Mixing approaches to MT for Basque: selecting the best output from RBMT, EBMT and SMT – I.Alegria, A.Casillas, A.Diaz de Ilarraza, J.Igartua, G.Labaka, M.Lersundi, A.Mayor, K.Sarasola (Univ. of the Basque Counrty), X.Saralegi (Elhuyar), B.Laskurain (Eleka) ... pp. 27-34


Statistical post-editing: a valuable method in domain adaptation of RBMT systems for less-resourced languages – Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza, Gorka Labaka, Kepa Sarasola (Univ. of the Basque Coutry) ... pp. 35-40


From free shallow monolingual resources to machine translation systems: easing the task – Helena M. Caseli, Maria das Gracas V.Nunes (University of Sao Paulo), Mikel L. Forcada (Universitat d’Alacant) ... pp. 41-48


Exploring Spanish-morphology effects on Chinese-Spanish SMT – Rafael B. Banchs (Barcelona Media Innovation Centre), Haizhou Li (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore) ... pp. 49-53


Linguistic categorisation in machine translation using stochastic finite state transducers – Jorge González and Francisco Casacuberta (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia) ... pp. 55-62


Vocabulary extension via PoS information for SMT – Germán Sanchis, Joan A. Sanchis (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia) ... pp. 63-70


Invited talks


Philipp Koehn (University of Edinburgh) – Moses: moving open source MT towards linguistically richer models [abstract only] ... p. 71


Marcello Federico (Fondazione Bruno Kessler) – Recent advances in spoken language translation [abstract only] ... p. 73


Andy Way (Dublin City University) – Combining approaches to machine translation: the DCU experience [abstract only] ... p.75