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Fourth Workshop on Discourse in Machine Translation (DiscoMT  2019)

EMNLP-IJCNLP satellite workshop, Hong Kong, November 3 or 4, 2019.

We will 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:
    • neural MT
    • statistical phrase-based or hierarchical MT
    • example-based or rule-based MT;
  • capacity of NMT models to learn implicit discourse knowledge from large corpora;
  • uses of MT in processing discourse-level phenomena;
  • techniques for evaluating the effect of efforts targeting discourse-level phenomena in NMT or SMT and their influence on MT quality;
  • quantitative studies on the impact of discourse-level phenomena on current MT systems vs. discourse-aware ones.

Submission Instructions

We solicit previously unpublished work, presented either as long or short papers, following the *ACL formatting guidelines.  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 using the Softconf system.
  • Submissions should follow the *ACL formatting requirements.

Important dates

The dates will be announced soon.
Submission deadline: TBA
Decision notification: TBA
Final versions due: TBA
Workshop: TBA