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EMNLP 2015 Workshop on Discourse in Machine Translation

DiscoMT 2015


September 17, 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 focuses 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 includes a shared task on pronoun translation, composed of two sub-tasks: cross-lingual pronoun prediction, and pronoun translation.



26 August 2015 - Poster size confirmed as A0 portrait (boards are 1m wide and 2m high).
25 August 2015 -
DiscoMT will take place in room 6 of the Culturgest conference center (not 4).
24 August 2015 -
Final program is published: please take a look at it.
16 August 2015
- Proceedings are completed and sent to EMNLP organizers.
3 August 2015
- Provisional schedule is announced.
22 July 2015
- Notifications of acceptance/rejection.
25 June 2015 -
Submission deadline extended to July 5, 2015.
25 June 2015
- Complete shared task results released.
4 May 2015
- Test sets for the pronoun-focused translation task released. See shared task page for links.
21 April 2015 - First call for papers circulated.
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: extended to Sunday, July 5, 2015 (for long, short, and system papers),
    abstracts still due by June 28 on the START submission system
  • Notification of acceptance: July 21, 2015
  • Final versions due: August 11, 2015 (this date will not be extended)
  • One-day workshop at EMNLP 2015 on Thursday, September 17, 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal.