MTMA 2023

Machine Translation Marathon in the Americas


It was organised by George Mason University.
The event featured lectures covering the basics and tutorials, keynote talks and hacking projects to advance tools or research.
Registration was free, but the number of attendees was limited.

Location

  • Fairfax, United States

Links

Important Dates

   
Registration opens 25 May
Project proposals page listed 25 May
Event 05 June

Schedule

Day 1

   
9:30 Welcome to MTMA'23
Antonios Anastasopoulos, George Mason University
10:00 Large Language Models and Machine Translation
Philipp Koehn, Johns Hopkins University
11:00 ☕️
11:30 Project kickoff
12:30 🍴
13:30 Kalika Bali, Microsoft Research
14:15 Project proposals

Day 2

   
9:00 Project Work
10:00 Understanding and Detecting Hallucinations in Neural Machine Translation via Model Introspection
Marine Carpuat, University of Maryland
11:00 ☕️
11:30 Large Language Models (LLMs) for Machine Translation Adaptation
Kevin Duh, Johns Hopkins University
12:30 🍴
13:30 Language Technologies for Crisis Preparedness and Response (LT4CPR)
William Lewis, University of Washington
14:15 Project proposals

Day 3

   
9:00 Project Work
11:30 Why are we still translating sentences?
Matt Post, Microsoft
12:30 🍴
13:30 Mid-Week Project Presentations
14:30 Project Work

Day 4

   
9:00 Project Work
10:00 Towards Safeguarding Translation Models Against Hallucinations
Nuno Guerreiro, Instituto Superior Técnico
11:00 ☕️
11:30 Project Work
12:30 🍴
13:30 Project Work

Day 5

   
9:00 Project Work
10:00 Robust, Interpretable and Efficient Machine Translation Evaluation
Ricardo Rei, Unbabel
11:00 ☕️
11:30 Project Work
12:30 🍴
14:30 Project Work
14:30 Final Project Presentations
15:30 Closing session

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