Workshop Program


Thursday, June 8, 2006

8:45–9:00Opening Remarks
 Session 1: Paper Presentations
9:00–9:30Morpho-syntactic Information for Automatic Error Analysis of Statistical Machine Translation Output
Maja Popovic, Adrià de Gispert, Deepa Gupta, Patrik Lambert, Hermann Ney, José B. Mariño, Marcello Federico and Rafael Banchs
9:30–10:00Initial Explorations in English to Turkish Statistical Machine Translation
ilknur Durgar El-Kahlout and Kemal Oflazer
10:00–10:30Morpho-syntactic Arabic Preprocessing for Arabic to English Statistical Machine Translation
Anas El Isbihani, Shahram Khadivi, Oliver Bender and Hermann Ney
10:30–11:00Coffee Break
 Session 2: Paper Presentations
11:00–11:30Quasi-Synchronous Grammars: Alignment by Soft Projection of Syntactic Dependencies
David Smith and Jason Eisner
11:30–12:00Why Generative Phrase Models Underperform Surface Heuristics
John DeNero, Dan Gillick, James Zhang and Dan Klein
12:00–12:30Phrase-Based SMT with Shallow Tree-Phrases
Philippe Langlais and Fabrizio Gotti
 Session 3: Paper Presentations
14:00–14:30Searching for alignments in SMT. A novel approach based on an Estimation of Distribution Algorithm
Luis Rodríguez, Ismael García-Varea and Jose A. Gámez
14:30–15:30Invited Talk by Kevin Knight
15:30–16:00Coffee Break
 Session 4: Paper Presentations
16:00–16:30Discriminative Reordering Models for Statistical Machine Translation
Richard Zens and Hermann Ney
16:30–17:00Generalized Stack Decoding Algorithms for Statistical Machine Translation
Daniel Ortiz-Martínez, Ismael García-Varea and Francisco Casacuberta
17:00–17:30N-Gram Posterior Probabilities for Statistical Machine Translation
Richard Zens and Hermann Ney

Friday, June 9, 2006

 Session 5: Paper Presentations
9:00–9:30Partitioning Parallel Documents Using Binary Segmentation
Jia Xu, Richard Zens and Hermann Ney
9:30–10:00Contextual Bitext-Derived Paraphrases in Automatic MT Evaluation
Karolina Owczarzak, Declan Groves, Josef Van Genabith and Andy Way
10:00–10:30How Many Bits Are Needed To Store Probabilities for Phrase-Based Translation?
Marcello Federico and Nicola Bertoldi
10:30–11:00Coffee Break
 Session 6: Shared Task
11:00–11:30Manual and Automatic Evaluation of Machine Translation between European Languages
Philipp Koehn and Christof Monz
11:30–11:45NTT System Description for the WMT2006 Shared Task
Taro Watanabe, Hajime Tsukada and Hideki Isozaki
11:45–12:00Mood at work: Ramses versus Pharaoh
Alexandre Patry, Fabrizio Gotti and Philippe Langlais
 Session 7: Shared Task
14:00–14:15Stochastic Inversion Transduction Grammars for Obtaining Word Phrases for Phrase-based Statistical Machine Translation
Joan Andreu Sánchez and José Miguel Benedí
14:15–14:30PORTAGE: with Smoothed Phrase Tables and Segment Choice Models
Howard Johnson, Fatiha Sadat, George Foster, Roland Kuhn, Michel Simard, Eric Joanis and Samuel Larkin
14:30–14:45Syntax Augmented Machine Translation via Chart Parsing
Andreas Zollmann and Ashish Venugopal
14:45–15:00TALP Phrase-based statistical translation system for European language pairs
Marta R. Costa-jussà, Josep M. Crego, Adrià de Gispert, Patrik Lambert, Maxim Khalilov, José B. Mariño, José A. R. Fonollosa and Rafael Banchs
15:00–15:15Phramer - An Open Source Statistical Phrase-Based Translator
Marian Olteanu, Chris Davis, Ionut Volosen and Dan Moldovan
15:15–15:30Language Models and Reranking for Machine Translation
Marian Olteanu, Pasin Suriyentrakorn and Dan Moldovan
15:30–16:00Coffee Break
 Session 8: Shared Task
16:00–16:15Constraining the Phrase-Based, Joint Probability Statistical Translation Model
Alexandra Birch, Chris Callison-Burch, Miles Osborne and Philipp Koehn
16:15–16:30Microsoft Research Treelet Translation System: NAACL 2006 Europarl Evaluation
Arul Menezes, Kristina Toutanova and Chris Quirk
16:30–16:45N-gram-based SMT System Enhanced with Reordering Patterns
Josep M. Crego, Adrià de Gispert, Patrik Lambert, Marta R. Costa-jussà, Maxim Khalilov, Rafael Banchs, José B. Mariño and José A. R. Fonollosa
16:45–17:00The LDV-COMBO system for SMT
Jesús Giménez and Lluís Màrquez
17:00–18:00Panel Discussion