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Fourth Workshop on Discourse in Machine Translation (DiscoMT  2019)

EMNLP-IJCNLP satellite workshop, Hong Kong, November 3, 2019.

We invite submissions to the Fourth Workshop on Discourse in Machine Translation.  The first three DiscoMT workshops were: ACL 2013 DiscoMT in Sofia, EMNLP 2015 DiscoMT in Lisbon, and EMNLP 2017 DiscoMT in Copenhagen.

DiscoMT 2019 solicits submissions on any the following topics and any language pairs, but also welcomes submissions that link discourse studies with machine translation in some other way.

 - discourse processing in support of MT:
    . textual coherence, including anaphora, coreference, tense, aspect and modality
    . textual cohesion, including lexical consistency
    . discourse structure, including use of connectives and information structuring devices
    . topic structure
    . consistency in style and register;
 - MT techniques for obtaining document-level consistency and domain adaptability;
 - MT techniques for structured documents;
 - methods and algorithms to handle discourse-level phenomena in all approaches to MT, including neural, statistical and rule-based MT;
 - uses of MT techniques in processing discourse-level phenomena;
 - techniques and resources for evaluating the effect of efforts targeting discourse-level phenomena in MT;
 - quantitative studies of the impact of discourse-level phenomena on MT systems, including discourse-aware ones;
 - annotation of multilingual corpus resources with discourse-level linguistic information;
 - use of language technology to support research in translation studies and contrastive linguistics;
 - linguistic studies of discourse with direct relevance for MT.

Submission Instructions

We solicit previously unpublished work, presented either as long or short papers.  All submitted papers must follow the EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019 two-column format, using the LaTeX style files, the Word template, or the Overleaf template (replacing EMNLP with DiscoMT where possible).  Long papers should have at most 8 pages of content, not including references.  Short papers are limited to 4 pages of content, not including references.  There is no constraint on the size of the reference list.  Submissions should be anonymous and not disclose in any way the identity of the author(s). Submissions should be made online via the START system.

Important dates

Submission deadline: 19 August 2019 -- extended to 28 August
Decision notification: 16 September 2019
Final versions due: 30 September 2019
Workshop: 3 November 2019