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EMNLP 2015 Workshop on Discourse in Machine Translation


DiscoMT 2015: September 17 or 18, 2015, Lisbon, Portugal


The 2015 workshop on Discourse in MT, a sattelite workshop of EMNLP 2015, follows up from the ACL 2013 DiscoMT workshop.  As in the first edition, the 2015 workshop will focus on language processing techniques, whether theoretically-inspired or empirical, which address one or more discourse-level phenomena in combination with MT or from a cross-lingual perspective.The goal is to present methods and software that enhance the capabilities of MT systems on discourse-level phenomena, but also studies that assess the quantity and origins of MT difficulties with discourse, including for research and commercial MT systems.

DiscoMT 2015 will include a shared task on pronoun translation, composed of two sub-tasks: cross-lingual pronoun prediction, and pronoun translation.



4 May 2015 - Test sets for the pronoun-focused translation task released. See shared task page for links.
16 February 2015 - New possible dates.  Shared task ready to be announced.
22 November 2014 - The European Association for Machine Translation has generously agreed to fund the manual evaluation of the pronoun translation shared task.
7 November 2014 - The website of the workshop has been made public.
2 November 2014 - The workshop proposal has been accepted by the joint ACL/NAACL/EMNLP selection committee.


  • First call for papers: before April 19, 2015
  • Submission deadline: June 28, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: July 21, 2015
  • Final versions due: August 11, 2015
  • One-day workshop at EMNLP 2015 on September 17 or 18, 2015.