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WAT 2016

The 3rd Workshop on Asian Translation

December, 2016
Osaka, Japan

[SPONSOR] | [TIMETABLE] | [INVITED TALK] | [IMPORTANT DATES] | [RESEARCH PAPER] | [TASK] | [EVALUATION] | [BASELINE SYSTEM] | [PAPER SUBMISSION INFORMATION] | [REGISTRATION] | [CONTACT] | [PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS]

INTRODUCTION

The Workshop on Asian Translation (WAT) is a new open evaluation campaign focusing on Asian languages. We would like to invite a broad range of participants and conduct various forms of machine translation experiments and evaluation. Collecting and sharing our knowledge will allow us to understand the essence of machine translation and the problems to be solved. We are working toward the practical use of machine translation among all Asian countries.

For the 3rd WAT, we chose scientific papers, patents, news, and TED talks as the targeted domain, and selected the languages Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Indonesian, and English. In addtion to the shared tasks, the 3rd WAT calls for research papers on topics related to machine translation, especially for Asian languages.

What makes WAT unique:

SPONSOR

TBA

TIMETABLE

TBA

INVITED TALK

TBA

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission due for pairwise crowdsourcing evaluationAugust 5, 2016
System description draft paper and research paper (new!) dueSeptember 23, 2016
System description draft review feedbackSeptember 30, 2016
Research paper acceptance notificationOctober 7, 2016
System description and resaerch paper camera-ready copy dueOctober 14, 2016

All deadlines are calculated at 11:59PM Pacific Time (UTC/GMT -8 hours)

notice: Task participants should submit the translation results for pairwise crowdsourcing evaluation.
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RESEARCH PAPER

WAT 2016 invites researchers to submit their original work on machine translation for Asian languages. The scope covers studies and reports on theories, techniques, and resources to improve the machines translation of Asian languages. All submitted research papers will be examined under a double-blind peer-reviewing to decide if they will appear at the workshop. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

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TASK

The task is to improve the text translation quality for various domains, including scientific papers, patent documents and news articles. Participants choose any of the subtasks in which they would like to participate, and translate the test data using their machine translation systems. The WAT organizers will evaluate the results submitted using automatic evaluation and human evaluation. We will also provide a baseline machine translation.

Subtasks:

Dataset:

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EVALUATION

We will evaluate the translation performance of the results submitted through automatic evaluation and human evaluation.

Automatic evaluation:
We will prepare an automatic evaluation server. You will be able to evaluate the translation results at any time using this server.

Human evaluation:
Human evaluation will be carried out with two kinds of method, which are Pairwise Crowdsourcing Evaluation and JPO Adequacy Evaluation.

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PAPER SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Participants who submit results for human evaluation should submit description papers of their translation systems and evaluation results. All submissions and feedback are handled electronically as below.

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REGISTRATION

TBA
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ORGANIZERS

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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CONTACT

For questions, comments, etc. please email to "wat -at- nlp -dot- ist -dot- i -dot- kyoto -hyphen- u -dot- ac -dot- jp".

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Japan Patent Office
JPO Patent Corpus
The Association for Natural Language Processing (Japanese Page)
Asian Scientific Paper Excerpt Corpus (ASPEC)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

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PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

CHANGE LOG

2015-05-25: site open

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JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency)
NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
Kyoto University
Last Modified: 2016-05-25