Call for Papers

The Machine Translation Marathon 2017, MTM2017, will take place in Lisbon, Portugal between August 28th and September 2nd, 2017.

The MT Marathon will again host an Open Source Convention to advance the state of the art in machine translation. We invite developers of open source tools to present their work and submit a paper of up to 10 pages that describes the underlying methodology and includes instructions on how to use the tools.

We are looking for stand-alone tools and extensions of existing tools, such as the Moses open source system. Accepted papers will be presented during the MT Marathon and published in the next issue of the Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics (http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/pbml).

Possible Topics:

  • Training of Machine Translation models
  • Machine Translation decoders
  • Tuning of Machine Translation systems
  • Evaluation of Machine Translation
  • Visualisation, annotation or debugging tools
  • Tools for human translators
  • Interfaces for web-based services or APIs
  • Extensions of existing tools
  • Other tools for Machine Translation

The papers from previous Marathons are available online among other PBML articles.

Important Dates

Abstract submission June 19, 2017 (1 paragraph, to allocate reviewers, flexible deadline)
Paper submission July 3, 2017
Notification July 21, 2017
Camera-ready paper due July 28, 2017
Presentations August 28, 2017 (at the MT Marathon in Lisbon)

Author Instructions

  • Abstract submission: Please send plain text e-mail to Ondřej Bojar (bojar AT ufal.mff.cuni.cz).
  • Submission and technical pre-check: Please send full non-anonymous submissions in PDF including the full Xe(La)TeX source for a technical pre-review to Martin Popel and Ondřej Bojar (popel and bojar AT ufal.mff.cuni.cz).
  • Code: Please make the relevant code publicly available at the time of submission.
  • Length: 10 pages maximum, including references.
  • Format: Submissions will be accepted only in the PBML Xe(La)TeX format for short papers (i.e. MS Word and other formats or a PDF without source files will not be accepted). XeLaTeX Style: follow the README and the sample PBML_article.tex.
  • Further instructions: The remaining standard PBML instructions apply, see the short paper track.
  • Camera-ready: If your paper has been accepted, please send your camera-ready version in both PDF and Xe(La)TeX format to Ondřej Bojar.

Papers will be reviewed by two reviewers appointed by the program committee. Most of the accepted papers will be printed in PBML in time for the MT Marathon, some papers may require substantial revisions and may be postponed to subsequent PBML issues.