Schedule

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

8:45–9:00Opening Remarks
 9:00–10:30 Session 1: Shared Tasks Overview Presentations I
9:00–9:30Findings of the 2018 Conference on Machine Translation (WMT18)
Ondřej Bojar, Christian Federmann, Mark Fishel, Yvette Graham, Barry Haddow, Matthias Huck, Philipp Koehn and Christof Monz
9:30–9:50Findings of the Third Shared Task on Multimodal Machine Translation
Loïc Barrault, Fethi Bougares, Lucia Specia, Chiraag Lala, Desmond Elliott and Stella Frank
9:50–10:10Findings of the WMT 2018 Biomedical Translation Shared Task: Evaluation on Medline test sets
Mariana Neves, Antonio Jimeno Yepes, Aurelie Neveol, Cristian Grozea, Amy Siu, Madeleine Kittner and Karin Verspoor
 Boaster Session for Research Papers Presented as Posters (Session I)
10:20–10:22Scaling Neural Machine Translation
Myle Ott, Sergey Edunov, David Grangier and Michael Auli
10:22–10:24Character-level Chinese-English Translation through ASCII Encoding
Nikola Nikolov, Yuhuang Hu, Mi Xue Tan and Richard H.R. Hahnloser
10:24–10:26Neural Machine Translation of Logographic Language Using Sub-character Level Information
Longtu Zhang and Mamoru Komachi
10:26–10:28An Analysis of Attention Mechanisms: The Case of Word Sense Disambiguation in Neural Machine Translation
Gongbo Tang, Rico Sennrich and Joakim Nivre
10:28–10:30Discourse-Related Language Contrasts in English-Croatian Human and Machine Translation
Margita Šoštarić, Christian Hardmeier and Sara Stymne
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
 11:00–12:30 Session 2: Poster Session I
11:00–12:30Shared Task: News Translation
 An Empirical Study of Machine Translation for the Shared Task of WMT18
Chao Bei, Hao Zong, Yiming Wang, Baoyong Fan, Shiqi Li and Conghu Yuan
 Robust parfda Statistical Machine Translation Results
Ergun Bicici
 The TALP-UPC Machine Translation Systems for WMT18 News Shared Translation Task
Noe Casas, Carlos Escolano, Marta R. Costa-jussà and Jose A. R. Fonollosa
 Phrase-based Unsupervised Machine Translation with Compositional Phrase Embeddings
Maksym Del, Andre Tättar and Mark Fishel
 Alibaba’s Neural Machine Translation Systems for WMT18
Yongchao Deng, Shanbo Cheng, Jun Lu, Kai Song, Jingang Wang, Shenglan Wu, Liang Yao, Guchun Zhang, Haibo Zhang, Pei Zhang, Changfeng Zhu and Boxing Chen
 The RWTH Aachen University English-German and German-English Unsupervised Neural Machine Translation Systems for WMT 2018
Miguel Graca, Yunsu Kim, Julian Schamper, Jiahui Geng and Hermann Ney
 Cognate-aware morphological segmentation for multilingual neural translation
Stig-Arne Grönroos, Sami Virpioja and Mikko Kurimo
 The AFRL WMT18 Systems: Ensembling, Continuation and Combination
Jeremy Gwinnup, Tim Anderson, Grant Erdmann and Katherine Young
 The University of Edinburgh's Submissions to the WMT18 News Translation Task
Barry Haddow, Nikolay Bogoychev, Denis Emelin, Ulrich Germann, Roman Grundkiewicz, Kenneth Heafield, Antonio Valerio Miceli Barone and Rico Sennrich
 TencentFmRD Neural Machine Translation for WMT18
Bojie Hu, Ambyer Han and Shen Huang
 The MLLP-UPV German-English Machine Translation System for WMT18
Javier Iranzo-Sánchez, Pau Baquero-Arnal, Goncal V. Garces Díaz-Munío, Adrià Martínez-Villaronga, Jorge Civera and Alfons Juan
 Microsoft’s Submission to the WMT2018 News Translation Task: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Data
Marcin Junczys-Dowmunt
 CUNI Submissions in WMT18
Tom Kocmi, Roman Sudarikov and Ondřej Bojar
 The JHU Machine Translation Systems for WMT 2018
Philipp Koehn, Kevin Duh and Brian Thompson
 JUCBNMT at WMT2018 News Translation Task: Character Based Neural Machine Translation of Finnish to English
Sainik Kumar Mahata, Dipankar Das and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
 NICT’s Neural and Statistical Machine Translation Systems for the WMT18 News Translation Task
Benjamin Marie, Rui Wang, Atsushi Fujita, Masao Utiyama and Eiichiro Sumita
 PROMT Systems for WMT 2018 Shared Translation Task
Alexander Molchanov
 NTT’s Neural Machine Translation Systems for WMT 2018
Makoto Morishita, Jun Suzuki and Masaaki Nagata
 The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Systems for the News Translation Task in WMT 2018
Ngoc-Quan Pham, Jan Niehues and Alexander Waibel
 Tilde’s Machine Translation Systems for WMT 2018
Marcis Pinnis, Matiss Rikters and Rihards Krislauks
 CUNI Transformer Neural MT System for WMT18
Martin Popel
 The University of Helsinki submissions to the WMT18 news task
Alessandro Raganato, Yves Scherrer, Tommi Nieminen, Arvi Hurskainen and Jörg Tiedemann
 The RWTH Aachen University Supervised Machine Translation Systems for WMT 2018
Julian Schamper, Jan Rosendahl, Parnia Bahar, Yunsu Kim, Arne Nix and Hermann Ney
 The University of Cambridge's Machine Translation Systems for WMT18
Felix Stahlberg, Adrià de Gispert and Bill Byrne
 The LMU Munich Unsupervised Machine Translation Systems
Dario Stojanovski, Viktor Hangya, Matthias Huck and Alexander Fraser
 Tencent Neural Machine Translation Systems for WMT18
Mingxuan Wang, Li Gong, Wenhuan Zhu, Jun Xie and Chao Bian
 The NiuTrans Machine Translation System for WMT18
Qiang Wang, Bei Li, Jiqiang Liu, Bojian Jiang, Zheyang Zhang, Yinqiao Li, Ye Lin, Tong Xiao and Jingbo Zhu
 The University of Maryland’s Chinese-English Neural Machine Translation Systems at WMT18
Weijia Xu and Marine Carpuat
11:00–12:30Extra Test Suites
 EvalD Reference-Less Discourse Evaluation for WMT18
Ondřej Bojar, Jiří Mírovský, Kateřina Rysová and Magdalena Rysová
 The WMT’18 Morpheval test suites for English-Czech, English-German, English-Finnish and Turkish-English
Franck Burlot, Yves Scherrer, Vinit Ravishankar, Ondřej Bojar, Stig-Arne Grönroos, Maarit Koponen, Tommi Nieminen and Francois Yvon
 Testsuite on Czech–English Grammatical Contrasts
Silvie Cinkova and Ondřej Bojar
 A Pronoun Test Suite Evaluation of the English–German MT Systems at WMT 2018
Liane Guillou, Christian Hardmeier, Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski and Sharid Loáiciga
 Fine-grained evaluation of German-English Machine Translation based on a Test Suite
Vivien Macketanz, Eleftherios Avramidis, Aljoscha Burchardt and Hans Uszkoreit
 The Word Sense Disambiguation Test Suite at WMT18
Annette Rios, Mathias Müller and Rico Sennrich
11:00–12:30Shared Task: Multimodal Translation
 LIUM-CVC Submissions for WMT18 Multimodal Translation Task
Ozan Caglayan, Adrien Bardet, Fethi Bougares, Loïc Barrault, Kai Wang, Marc Masana, Luis Herranz and Joost van de Weijer
 The MeMAD Submission to the WMT18 Multimodal Translation Task
Stig-Arne Grönroos, Benoit Huet, Mikko Kurimo, Jorma Laaksonen, Bernard Merialdo, Phu Pham, Mats Sjöberg, Umut Sulubacak, Jörg Tiedemann, Raphael Troncy and Raúl Vázquez
 The AFRL-Ohio State WMT18 Multimodal System: Combining Visual with Traditional
Jeremy Gwinnup, Joshua Sandvick, Michael Hutt, Grant Erdmann, John Duselis and James Davis
 CUNI System for the WMT18 Multimodal Translation Task
Jindřich Helcl, Jindřich Libovický and Dusan Varis
 Sheffield Submissions for WMT18 Multimodal Translation Shared Task
Chiraag Lala, Pranava Swaroop Madhyastha, Carolina Scarton and Lucia Specia
 Ensemble Sequence Level Training for Multimodal MT: OSU-Baidu WMT18 Multimodal Machine Translation System Report
Renjie Zheng, Yilin Yang, Mingbo Ma and Liang Huang
 UMONS Submission for WMT18 Multimodal Translation Task
Jean-Benoit Delbrouck and Stephane Dupont
11:00–12:30Shared Task: Biomedical Translation
 Translation of Biomedical Documents with Focus on Spanish-English
Mirela-Stefania Duma and Wolfgang Menzel
 Ensemble of Translators with Automatic Selection of the Best Translation
– the submission of FOKUS to the WMT 18 biomedical translation task –

Cristian Grozea
 LMU Munich's Neural Machine Translation Systems at WMT 2018
Matthias Huck, Dario Stojanovski, Viktor Hangya and Alexander Fraser
 Hunter NMT System for WMT18 Biomedical Translation Task: Transfer Learning in Neural Machine Translation
Abdul Khan, Subhadarshi Panda, Jia Xu and Lampros Flokas
 UFRGS Participation on the WMT Biomedical Translation Shared Task
Felipe Soares and Karin Becker
 Neural Machine Translation with the Transformer and Multi-Source Romance Languages for the Biomedical WMT 2018 task
Brian Tubay and Marta R. Costa-jussà
12:30–14:00Lunch
 14:00–15:20 Session 3: Research Papers on Embedding and Context
14:00–14:20Beyond Weight Tying: Learning Joint Input-Output Embeddings for Neural Machine Translation
Nikolaos Pappas, Lesly Miculicich and James Henderson
14:20–14:40A neural interlingua for multilingual machine translation
Yichao Lu, Phillip Keung, Faisal Ladhak, Vikas Bhardwaj, Shaonan Zhang and Jason Sun
14:40–15:00Improving Neural Language Models with Weight Norm Initialization and Regularization
Christian Herold, Yingbo Gao and Hermann Ney
15:00–15:20Contextual Neural Model for Translating Bilingual Multi-Speaker Conversations
Sameen Maruf, Andre F. T. Martins and Gholamreza Haffari
15:30–16:00Coffee Break
 16:00–17:20 Session 4: Research Papers on Analysis and Data
16:00–16:20Attaining the Unattainable? Reassessing Claims of Human Parity in Neural Machine Translation
Antonio Toral, Sheila Castilho, Ke Hu and Andy Way
16:20–16:40Freezing Subnetworks to Analyze Domain Adaptation in Neural Machine Translation
Brian Thompson, Huda Khayrallah, Antonios Anastasopoulos, Arya D. McCarthy, Kevin Duh, Rebecca Marvin, Paul McNamee, Jeremy Gwinnup, Tim Anderson and Philipp Koehn
16:40–17:00Denoising Neural Machine Translation Training with Trusted Data and Online Data Selection
Wei Wang, Taro Watanabe, Macduff Hughes, Tetsuji Nakagawa and Ciprian Chelba
17:00–17:20Using Monolingual Data in Neural Machine Translation: a Systematic Study
Franck Burlot and Francois Yvon

Thursday, November 1, 2018

 9:00–10:30 Session 5: Shared Tasks Overview Presentations I
9:00–9:20Results of the WMT18 Metrics Shared Task: Both characters and embeddings achieve good performance
Qingsong Ma, Ondřej Bojar and Yvette Graham
9:20–9:40Findings of the WMT 2018 Shared Task on Quality Estimation
Lucia Specia, Frederic Blain, Varvara Logacheva, Ramón Astudillo and Andre F. T. Martins
9:40–9:55Findings of the WMT 2018 Shared Task on Automatic Post-Editing
Rajen Chatterjee, Matteo Negri, Raphael Rubino and Marco Turchi
9:55–10:10Findings of the WMT 2018 Shared Task on Parallel Corpus Filtering
Philipp Koehn, Huda Khayrallah, Kenneth Heafield and Mikel L. Forcada
 Boaster Session for Research Papers Presented as Posters (Session II)
10:10–10:12A Large-Scale Test Set for the Evaluation of Context-Aware Pronoun Translation in Neural Machine Translation
Mathias Müller, Annette Rios, Elena Voita and Rico Sennrich
10:12–10:14Coreference and Coherence in Neural Machine Translation: A Study Using Oracle Experiments
Dario Stojanovski and Alexander Fraser
10:14–10:16Neural Machine Translation into Language Varieties
Surafel Melaku Lakew, Aliia Erofeeva and Marcello Federico
10:16–10:18Effective Parallel Corpus Mining using Bilingual Sentence Embeddings
Mandy Guo, Qinlan Shen, Yinfei Yang, Heming Ge, Daniel Cer, Gustavo Hernandez Abrego, Keith Stevens, Noah Constant, Yun-hsuan Sung, Brian Strope and Ray Kurzweil
10:18–10:20On The Alignment Problem In Multi-Head Attention-Based Neural Machine Translation
Tamer Alkhouli, Gabriel Bretschner and Hermann Ney
10:20–10:22A Call for Clarity in Reporting BLEU Scores
Matt Post
10:22–10:24Exploring gap filling as a cheaper alternative to reading comprehension questionnaires when evaluating machine translation for gisting
Mikel L. Forcada, Carolina Scarton, Lucia Specia, Barry Haddow and Alexandra Birch
10:24–10:26Simple Fusion: Return of the Language Model
Felix Stahlberg, James Cross and Veselin Stoyanov
10:26–10:28Correcting Length Bias in Neural Machine Translation
Kenton Murray and David Chiang
10:28–10:30Extracting In-domain Training Corpora for Neural Machine Translation Using Data Selection Methods
Catarina Cruz Silva, Chao-Hong Liu, Alberto Poncelas and Andy Way
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
 11:00–12:30 Session 6: Poster Session II
11:00–12:30Shared Task: Metrics
 Meteor++: Incorporating Copy Knowledge into Machine Translation Evaluation
Yinuo Guo, Chong Ruan and Junfeng Hu
 ITER: Improving Translation Edit Rate through Optimizable Edit Costs
Joybrata Panja and Sudip Kumar Naskar
 RUSE: Regressor Using Sentence Embeddings for Automatic Machine Translation Evaluation
Hiroki Shimanaka, Tomoyuki Kajiwara and Mamoru Komachi
11:00–12:30Shared Task: Quality Estimation
 Keep It or Not: Word Level Quality Estimation for Post-Editing
Prasenjit Basu, Santanu Pal and Sudip Kumar Naskar
 RTM results for Predicting Translation Performance
Ergun Bicici
 Neural Machine Translation for English-Tamil
Himanshu Choudhary, Aditya Kumar Pathak, Rajiv Ratan Saha and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru
 The Benefit of Pseudo-Reference Translations in Quality Estimation of MT Output
Melania Duma and Wolfgang Menzel
 Supervised and Unsupervised Minimalist Quality Estimators: Vicomtech’s Participation in the WMT 2018 Quality Estimation Task
Thierry Etchegoyhen, Eva Martínez Garcia and Andoni Azpeitia
 Contextual Encoding for Translation Quality Estimation
Junjie Hu, Wei-Cheng Chang, Yuexin Wu and Graham Neubig
 Sheffield Submissions for the WMT18 Quality Estimation Shared Task
Julia Ive, Carolina Scarton, Frederic Blain and Lucia Specia
 UAlacant machine translation quality estimation at WMT 2018: a simple approach using phrase tables and feed-forward neural networks
Felipe Sánchez-Martínez, Miquel Esplà-Gomis and Mikel L. Forcada
 Alibaba Submission for WMT18 Quality Estimation Task
Jiayi Wang, Kai Fan, Bo Li, Fengming Zhou, Boxing Chen, Yangbin Shi and Luo Si
 Quality Estimation with Force-Decoded Attention and Cross-lingual Embeddings
Elizaveta Yankovskaya, Andre Tättar and Mark Fishel
11:00–12:30Shared Task: Automatic Post-Editing
 MS-UEdin Submission to the WMT2018 APE Shared Task:
Dual-Source Transformer for Automatic Post-Editing

Marcin Junczys-Dowmunt and Roman Grundkiewicz
 A Transformer-Based Multi-Source Automatic Post-Editing System
Santanu Pal, Nico Herbig, Antonio Krüger and Josef van Genabith
 DFKI-MLT System Description for the WMT18 Automatic Post-editing Task
Daria Pylypenko and Raphael Rubino
 Multi-encoder Transformer Network for Automatic Post-Editing
Jaehun Shin and Jong-Hyeok Lee
 Multi-source transformer with combined losses for automatic post editing
Amirhossein Tebbifakhr, Ruchit Agrawal, Rajen Chatterjee, Matteo Negri and Marco Turchi
11:00–12:30Shared Task: Parallel Corpus Filtering
 The Speechmatics Parallel Corpus Filtering System for WMT18
Tom Ash, Remi Francis and Will Williams
 STACC, OOV Density and N-gram Saturation: Vicomtech’s Participation in the WMT 2018 Shared Task on Parallel Corpus Filtering
Andoni Azpeitia, Thierry Etchegoyhen and Eva Martínez garcia
 A hybrid pipeline of rules and machine learning to filter web-crawled parallel corpora
Eduard Barbu and Verginica Barbu Mititelu
 Coverage and Cynicism: The AFRL Submission to the WMT 2018 Parallel Corpus Filtering Task
Grant Erdmann and Jeremy Gwinnup
 MAJE Submission to the WMT2018 Shared Task on Parallel Corpus Filtering
Marina Fomicheva and Jesús González-Rubio
 An Unsupervised System for Parallel Corpus Filtering
Viktor Hangya and Alexander Fraser
 Dual Conditional Cross-Entropy Filtering of Noisy Parallel Corpora
Marcin Junczys-Dowmunt
 The JHU Parallel Corpus Filtering Systems for WMT 2018
Huda Khayrallah, Hainan Xu and Philipp Koehn
 Measuring sentence parallelism using Mahalanobis distances: The NRC unsupervised submissions to the WMT18 Parallel Corpus Filtering shared task
Patrick Littell, Samuel Larkin, Darlene Stewart, Michel Simard, Cyril Goutte and Chi-kiu Lo
 Accurate semantic textual similarity for cleaning noisy parallel corpora using semantic machine translation evaluation metric: The NRC supervised submissions to the Parallel Corpus Filtering task
Chi-kiu Lo, Michel Simard, Darlene Stewart, Samuel Larkin, Cyril Goutte and Patrick Littell
 Alibaba Submission to the WMT18 Parallel Corpus Filtering Task
Jun Lu, Xiaoyu Lv, Yangbin Shi and Boxing Chen
 UTFPR at WMT 2018: Minimalistic Supervised Corpora Filtering for Machine Translation
Gustavo Paetzold
 The ILSP/ARC submission to the WMT 2018 Parallel Corpus Filtering Shared Task
Vassilis Papavassiliou, Sokratis Sofianopoulos, Prokopis Prokopidis and Stelios Piperidis
 SYSTRAN Participation to the WMT2018 Shared Task on Parallel Corpus Filtering
Minh Quang Pham, Josep Crego and Jean Senellart
 Tilde’s Parallel Corpus Filtering Methods for WMT 2018
Marcis Pinnis
 The RWTH Aachen University Filtering System for the WMT 2018 Parallel Corpus Filtering Task
Nick Rossenbach, Jan Rosendahl, Yunsu Kim, Miguel Graca, Aman Gokrani and Hermann Ney
 Prompsit’s submission to WMT 2018 Parallel Corpus Filtering shared task
Víctor M. Sánchez-Cartagena, Marta Bañón, Sergio Ortiz Rojas and Gema Ramírez
 NICT’s Corpus Filtering Systems for the WMT18 Parallel Corpus Filtering Task
Rui Wang, Benjamin Marie, Masao Utiyama and Eiichiro Sumita
12:30–14:00Lunch
 14:00–15:30 Session 3: Invited Talk
14:00–15:30Alexandra Birch (University of Edinburgh): Translation and the Media
15:30–16:00Coffee Break
 16:00–17:20 Session 8: Research Papers on Multilingual Translation
16:00–16:20Massively Parallel Cross-Lingual Learning in Low-Resource Target Language Translation
Zhong Zhou, Matthias Sperber and Alexander Waibel
16:20–16:40Trivial Transfer Learning for Low-Resource Neural Machine Translation
Tom Kocmi and Ondřej Bojar
16:40–17:00Input Combination Strategies for Multi-Source Transformer Decoder
Jindřich Libovický, Jindřich Helcl and David Mareček
17:00–17:20Parameter Sharing Methods for Multilingual Self-Attentional Translation Models
Devendra Sachan and Graham Neubig