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WAT 2021

Workshop on Asian Translation


The eighth Workshop on Asian Translation (WAT 2021) was held by the joint conference of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2021) on 6 August, 2021, in Bangkok, Thailand.

lotus.kuee.kyoto-u.ac.jp/WAT/WAT2021/

Important dates

   
Shared task submission 3 May
Research paper submission 3 May
System description paper for shared tasks submission 24 May
Notification of acceptance for research papers 31 May
Review feedback of system description papers 31 May
Camera-ready deadline 7 June
Workshop 6 August

Shared tasks

  • Document-level
  • Multimodal
  • Indic
  • ALT+
  • Patent
  • News commentary
  • Restricted

Schedule

   
07:00 - 7:05 Welcome
Toshiaki Nakazawa
07:05 - 07:45 Invited Talk
Chair: Raj Dabre
07:05 - 07:45 Massively Multilingual Translation and Evaluation
Francisco Guzmán, Angela Fan
07:45 - 07:50 🕑
07:50 - 09:30 Shared Task I
Restricted / ALT+UCSY / NICT-SAP
Chair: Akiko Eriguchi, Chenchen Ding, Raj Dabre
07:50 - 08:10 Task descriptions and results
Restricted
Akiko Eriguchi
ALT+UCSY
Chenchen Ding
NICT-SAP
Raj Dabre
08:10 - 08:20 NHK’s Soft Lexically Constrained Neural Machine Translation at WAT 2021
Hideya Mino, Kazutaka Kinugawa, Hitoshi Ito, Isao Goto, Ichiro Yamada, Takenobu Tokunaga
08:20 - 08:30 Input Augmentation Improves Constrained Beam Search for Neural Machine Translation: NTT at WAT 2021
Katsuki Chousa, Makoto Morishita
08:30 - 08:40 NICT’s Neural Machine Translation Systems for the WAT21 Restricted Translation Task
Zuchao Li, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, Hai Zhao
08:40 - 08:50 Machine Translation with the Pre-specified Target-side Words Using a Semi-autoregressive Model
Seiichiro Kondo, Aomi Koyama, Tomoshige Kiyuna, Tosho Hirasawa, Mamoru Komachi
08:50 - 09:00 NECTEC’s Participation in WAT-2021
Zar Zar Hlaing, Ye Kyaw Thu, Thazin Myint Oo, Mya Ei San, Sasiporn Usanavasin, Ponrudee Netisopakul, Thepchai Supnithi
09:00 - 09:10 Hybrid Statistical Machine Translation for English-Myanmar: UTYCC-Team1 Submission to WAT-2021
Ye Kyaw Thu, Thazin Myint Oo, Hlaing Myat Nwe, Khaing Zar Mon, Nang Aeindray Kyaw, Naing Linn Phyo, Nann Hwan Khun, Hnin Aye Thant
09:10 - 09:20 NICT-2 Translation System at WAT-2021: Applying a Pretrained Multilingual Encoder-Decoder Model to Low-resource Language Pairs
Kenji Imamura, Eiichiro Sumita
09:20 - 09:30 Rakuten’s Participation in WAT 2021: Examining the Effectiveness of Pre-trained Models for Multilingual and Multimodal Machine Translation
Raymond Hendy Susanto, Dongzhe Wang, Sunil Yadav, Mausam Jain, Ohnmar Htun
09:30 - 09:35 🕑
09:35 - 10:15 Invited Talk II
Chair: Isao Goto
09:35 - 10:15 Understanding and Improving Context Usage in Context-aware Translation
Graham Neubig
10:15 - 10:20 🕑
10:20 - 11:40 Research Paper/Findings I
Hidaya Mino
10:20 - 10:40 BTS: Back TranScription for Speech-to-Text Post-Processor using Text-to-Speech-to-Text
Chanjun Park, Jaehyung Seo, Seolhwa Lee, Chanhee Lee, Hyeonseok Moon, Sugyeong Eo, Heuiseok Lim
10:40 - 11:00 Zero-pronoun Data Augmentation for Japanese-to-English Translation
Ryokan Ri, Toshiaki Nakazawa, Yoshimasa Tsuruoka
11:00 - 11:20 Evaluation Scheme of Focal Translation for Japanese Partially Amended Statutes
Takahiro Yamakoshi, Takahiro Komamizu, Yasuhiro Ogawa, Katsuhiko Toyama
11:20 - 11:40 Joint Optimization of Tokenization and Downstream Model
Tatsuya Hiraoka, Sho Takase, Kei Uchiumi, Atsushi Keyaki, Naoaki Okazaki
11:40 - 13:00 🍴
13:00 - 14:40 Shared Task II - JPC, Hindi and Malayalam Multimodal, Japanese Multimodal
Chair: Shohei Higashiyama, Shantipriya Parida, Hideki Nakayama, Chenhui Chu
13:00 - 13:20 Task Descriptions and Results: JPC
Shohei Higashiyama
Hindi and Malayalam Multimodal
Shantipriya Parida
Japanese Multimodal
Hideki Nakayama, Chenhui Chu
13:20 - 13:30 TMU NMT System with Japanese BART for the Patent task of WAT 2021
Hwichan Kim, Mamoru Komachi
13:30 - 13:40 System Description for Transperfect
Wiktor Stribiżew, Fred Bane, José Conceição, Anna Zaretskaya
13:40 - 13:50 Bering Lab’s Submissions on WAT 2021 Shared Task
Heesoo Park, Dongjun Lee
13:50 - 14:00 NLPHut’s Participation at WAT2021
Shantipriya Parida, Subhadarshi Panda, Ketan Kotwal, Amulya Dash, Satya Ranjan Dash, Yashvardhan Sharma, Petr Motlicek, Ondřej Bojar
14:00 - 14:10 Improved English to Hindi Multimodal Neural Machine Translation
Sahinur Rahman Laskar, Abdullah Faiz Ur Rahman Khilji, Darsh Kaushik, Partha Pakray, Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
14:10 - 14:20 IITP at WAT 2021: System description for English-Hindi Multimodal Translation Task
Baban Gain, Dibyanayan Bandyopadhyay, Asif Ekbal
14:20 - 14:30 ViTA: Visual-Linguistic Translation by Aligning Object Tags
Kshitij Gupta, Devansh Gautam, Radhika Mamidi
14:30 - 14:40 TMEKU System for the WAT2021 Multimodal Translation Task
Yuting Zhao, Mamoru Komachi, Tomoyuki Kajiwara, Chenhui Chu
14:40 - 14:45 🕑
14:45 - 15:45 Research Paper/Findings II
Chair: Shantipriya Parida
14:45 - 15:05 Optimal Word Segmentation for Neural Machine Translation into Dravidian Languages
Prajit Dhar, Arianna Bisazza, Gertjan van Noord
15:05 - 15:25 Itihasa: A large-scale corpus for Sanskrit to English translation
Rahul Aralikatte, Miryam de Lhoneux, Anoop Kunchukuttan, Anders Søgaard
15:25 - 15:45 IndoCollex: A Testbed for Morphological Transformation of Indonesian Word Colloquialism
Haryo Akbarianto Wibowo, Made Nindyatama Nityasya, Afra Feyza Akyüek, Suci Fitriany, Alham Fikri Aji, Radityo Eko Prasojo, Derry Tanti Wijaya
15:45 - 15:50 🕑
15:50 - 17:20 Shared Task III - MultiIndicMT
Chair: Raj Dabre
15:50 - 16:00 Task Descriptions and Results: MultiIndicMT
Shantipriya Parida
16:00 - 16:10 NICT-5’s Submission To WAT 2021: MBART Pre-training And In-Domain Fine Tuning For Indic Languages
Raj Dabre, Abhisek Chakrabarty
16:10 - 16:20 How far can we get with one GPU in 100 hours? CoAStaL at MultiIndicMT Shared Task
Rahul Aralikatte, Héctor Ricardo Murrieta Bello, Daniel Hershcovich, Marcel Bollmann, Anders Søgaard
16:20 - 16:30 IIIT Hyderabad Submission To WAT 2021: Efficient Multilingual NMT systems for Indian languages
Sourav Kumar, Salil Aggarwal, Dipti Sharma
16:30 - 16:40 Language Relatedness and Lexical Closeness can help Improve Multilingual NMT: [email protected] WAT2021
Jyotsana Khatri, Nikhil Saini, Pushpak Bhattacharyya
16:40 - 16:50 Samsung R&D Institute Poland submission to WAT 2021 Indic Language Multilingual Task
Adam Dobrowolski, Marcin Szymański, Marcin Chochowski, Paweł Przybysz
16:50 - 17:00 Multilingual Machine Translation Systems at WAT 2021: One-to-Many and Many-to-One Transformer based NMT
Shivam Mhaskar, Aditya Jain, Aakash Banerjee, Pushpak Bhattacharyya
17:00 - 17:10 IITP-MT at WAT2021: Indic-English Multilingual Neural Machine Translation using Romanized Vocabulary
Ramakrishna Appicharla, Kamal Kumar Gupta, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya
17:10 - 17:20 ANVITA Machine Translation System for WAT 2021 MultiIndicMT Shared Task
Pavanpankaj Vegi, Sivabhavani J, Biswajit Paul, Chitra Viswanathan, Prasanna Kumar K R
17:20 - 17:25 Closing
Toshiaki Nakazawa

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