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WMT10

Workshop on Machine Translation


The Fifth Workshop on Machine Translation (WMT10) took place from 15 July to 16 July, 2010, in Uppsala, Sweden.

statmt.org/wmt10/program.html

Table of contents
  1. Tasks
  2. Schedule
    1. Day 1
    2. Day 2
  3. Results
    1. News translation
      1. → English
      2. English →

Tasks

Schedule

Day 1

   
08:45 – 09:00 Opening Remarks
09:00 – 09:25 Full Paper Session 1
A Semi-Supervised Word Alignment Algorithm with Partial Manual Alignments
Qin Gao, Nguyen Bach, Stephan Vogel
09:25 – 09:50 Fast Consensus Hypothesis Regeneration for Machine Translation
Boxing Chen, George Foster, Roland Kuhn
09:50 – 10:15 Shared Translation Task
Findings of the 2010 Joint Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation and Metrics for Machine Translation
Chris Callison-Burch, Philipp Koehn, Christof Monz, Kay Peterson, Mark Przybocki, Omar Zaidan
10:15 – 10:45 Boaster Session 1: Translation Task
10:45 – 11:00 ☕️
  Poster Session: Translation Task
  LIMSI’s Statistical Translation Systems for WMT’10
Alexandre Allauzen, Josep M. Crego, I°lknur Durgar El-Kahlout, Francois Yvon
  2010 Failures in English-Czech Phrase-Based MT
Ondrej Bojar, Kamil Kos
  An Empirical Study on Development Set Selection Strategy for Machine Translation Learning
Hui Cong, Zhao Hai, Lu Bao-Liang, Song Yan
  The University of Maryland Statistical Machine Translation System for the Fifth Workshop on Machine Translation
Vladimir Eidelman, Chris Dyer, Philip Resnik
  Further Experiments with Shallow Hybrid MT Systems
Christian Federmann, Andreas Eisele, Yu Chen, Sabine Hunsicker, Jia Xu, Hans Uszkoreit
  Improved Features and Grammar Selection for Syntax-Based MT
Greg Hanneman, Jonathan Clark, Alon Lavie
  FBK at WMT 2010: Word Lattices for Morphological Reduction and Chunk-Based Reordering
Christian Hardmeier, Arianna Bisazza, Marcello Federico
  The RWTH Aachen Machine Translation System for WMT 2010
Carmen Heger, Joern Wuebker, Matthias Huck, Gregor Leusch, Saab Mansour, Daniel Stein, Hermann Ney
  Using Collocation Segmentation to Augment the Phrase Table
Carlos A. Henríquez Q., Marta Ruiz Costa-jussà, Vidas Daudaravicius, Rafael E. Banchs, José B. Mariño
  The RALI Machine Translation System for WMT 2010
Stéphane Huet, Julien Bourdaillet, Alexandre Patry, Philippe Langlais
  Exodus - Exploring SMT for EU Institutions
Michael Jellinghaus, Alexandros Poulis, David Kolovratník
  More Linguistic Annotation for Statistical Machine Translation
Philipp Koehn, Barry Haddow, Philip Williams, Hieu Hoang
  LIUM SMT Machine Translation System for WMT 2010
Patrik Lambert, Sadaf Abdul-Rauf, Holger Schwenk
  Lessons from NRC’s Portage System at WMT 2010
Samuel Larkin, Boxing Chen, George Foster, Ulrich Germann, Eric Joanis, Howard Johnson, Roland Kuhn
  Joshua 2.0: A Toolkit for Parsing-Based Machine Translation with Syntax, Semirings, Discriminative Training and Other Goodies
Zhifei Li, Chris Callison-Burch, Chris Dyer, Juri Ganitkevitch, Ann Irvine, Sanjeev Khudanpur, Lane Schwartz, Wren Thornton, Ziyuan Wang, Jonathan Weese, Omar Zaidan
  The Karlsruhe Institute for Technology Translation System for the ACL-WMT 2010
Jan Niehues, Teresa Herrmann, Mohammed Mediani, Alex Waibel
  MATREX: The DCU MT System for WMT 2010
Sergio Penkale, Rejwanul Haque, Sandipan Dandapat, Pratyush Banerjee, Ankit K. Srivastava, Jinhua Du, Pavel Pecina, Sudip Kumar Naskar, Mikel L. Forcada, Andy Way
  The Cunei Machine Translation Platform for WMT ’10
Aaron Phillips
  The CUED HiFST System for the WMT10 Translation Shared Task
Juan Pino, Gonzalo Iglesias, Adrià de Gispert, Graeme Blackwood, Jamie Brunning, William Byrne
  The LIG Machine Translation System for WMT 2010
Marion Potet, Laurent Besacier, Hervé Blanchon
  Linear Inversion Transduction Grammar Alignments as a Second Translation Path
Markus Saers, Joakim Nivre, Dekai Wu
  UPV-PRHLT English–Spanish System for WMT10
Germán Sanchis-Trilles, Jesús Andrés-Ferrer, Guillem Gascó, Jesús González-Rubio, Pascual Martínez-Gómez, Martha-Alicia Rocha, Joan-Andreu Sánchez, Francisco Casacuberta
  Reproducible Results in Parsing-Based Machine Translation: The JHU Shared Task Submission
Lane Schwartz
  Vs and OOVs: Two Problems for Translation between German and English
Sara Stymne, Maria Holmqvist, Lars Ahrenberg
  To Cache or Not To Cache? Experiments with Adaptive Models in Statistical Machine Translation
Jörg Tiedemann
  Applying Morphological Decompositions to Statistical Machine Translation
Sami Virpioja, Jaakko Väyrynen, Andre Mansikkaniemi, Mikko Kurimo
  Maximum Entropy Translation Model in Dependency-Based MT Framework
ZdenÄ›k Žabokrtský, Martin Popel, David Mareček
  UCH-UPV English–Spanish System for WMT10
Francisco Zamora-Martinez, Germán Sanchis-Trilles
  Hierarchical Phrase-Based MT at the Charles University for the WMT 2010 Shared Task
Daniel Zeman
12:30 – 14:00 🍴
14:00 – 15:00 Invited Talk
Hermann Ney
15:05 – 15:30 Full Paper Session 2
Incremental Decoding for Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation
Baskaran Sankaran, Ajeet Grewal, Anoop Sarkar
15:30 – 16:00 ☕️
16:00 – 16:25 Full Paper Session 3
How to Avoid Burning Ducks: Combining Linguistic Analysis and Corpus Statistics for German Compound Processing
Fabienne Fritzinger, Alexander Fraser
16:25 – 16:50 Chunk-Based Verb Reordering in VSO Sentences for Arabic-English Statistical Machine Translation
Arianna Bisazza, Marcello Federico
16:50 – 17:15 Head Finalization: A Simple Reordering Rule for SOV Languages
Hideki Isozaki, Katsuhito Sudoh, Hajime Tsukada, Kevin Duh
17:15 – 17:40 Aiding Pronoun Translation with Co-Reference Resolution
Ronan Le Nagard, Philipp Koehn

Day 2

   
09:00 – 10:00 Shared Task Presentations
Overview: MetricsMATR (slides)
10:00 – 10:30 Discussion
10:30 – 10:45 Boaster Session
10:45 – 11:00 ☕️
  Poster Session: Full Paper
  Jane: Open Source Hierarchical Translation, Extended with Reordering and Lexicon Models
David Vilar, Daniel Stein, Matthias Huck, Hermann Ney
  Poster Session: System Combination Task
  MANY: Open Source MT System Combination at WMT’10
Loïc Barrault
  Adaptive Model Weighting and Transductive Regression for Predicting Best System Combinations
Ergun Bicici, S. Serdar Kozat
  L1 Regularized Regression for Reranking and System Combination in Machine Translation
Ergun Bicici, Deniz Yuret
  An Augmented Three-Pass System Combination Framework: DCU Combination System for WMT 2010
Jinhua Du, Pavel Pecina, Andy Way
  The UPV-PRHLT Combination System for WMT 2010
Jesús González-Rubio, Germán Sanchis-Trilles, Joan-Andreu Sánchez, Jesús Andrés-Ferrer, Guillem Gascó, Pascual Martínez-Gómez, Martha-Alicia Rocha, Francisco Casacuberta
  CMU Multi-Engine Machine Translation for WMT 2010
Kenneth Heafield, Alon Lavie
  CMU System Combination via Hypothesis Selection for WMT’10
Almut Silja Hildebrand, Stephan Vogel
  JHU System Combination Scheme for WMT 2010
Sushant Narsale
  The RWTH System Combination System for WMT 2010
Gregor Leusch, Hermann Ney
  BBN System Description for WMT10 System Combination Task
Antti-Veikko Rosti, Bing Zhang, Spyros Matsoukas, Richard Schwartz
  Poster Session: Metrics Task
  LRscore for Evaluating Lexical and Reordering Quality in MT
Alexandra Birch, Miles Osborne
  Document-Level Automatic MT Evaluation based on Discourse Representations
Elisabet Comelles, Jesus Gimenez, Lluis Marquez, Irene Castellon, Victoria Arranz
  METEOR-NEXT and the METEOR Paraphrase Tables: Improved Evaluation Support for Five Target Languages
Michael Denkowski, Alon Lavie
  Normalized Compression Distance Based Measures for MetricsMATR 2010
Marcus Dobrinkat, Tero Tapiovaara, Jaakko Väyrynen, Kimmo Kettunen
  The DCU Dependency-Based Metric in WMT-MetricsMATR 2010
Yifan He, Jinhua Du, Andy Way, Josef van Genabith
  TESLA: Translation Evaluation of Sentences with Linear-Programming-Based Analysis
Chang Liu, Daniel Dahlmeier, Hwee Tou Ng
  The Parameter-Optimized ATEC Metric for MT Evaluation
Billy Wong, Chunyu Kit
12:30 – 14:00 🍴
14:00 – 14:25 Full Paper Session 4
A Unified Approach to Minimum Risk Training and Decoding
Abhishek Arun, Barry Haddow, Philipp Koehn
14:25 – 14:50 N-Best Reranking by Multitask Learning
Kevin Duh, Katsuhito Sudoh, Hajime Tsukada, Hideki Isozaki, Masaaki Nagata
14:50 – 15:15 Taming Structured Perceptrons on Wild Feature Vectors
Ralf Brown
15:15 – 15:40 Translation Model Adaptation by Resampling
Kashif Shah, Loïc Barrault, Holger Schwenk
15:40 – 16:00 ☕️
16:00 – 16:25 Full Paper Session 5
Integration of Multiple Bilingually-Learned Segmentation Schemes into Statistical Machine Translation
Michael Paul, Andrew Finch, Eiichiro Sumita
16:25 – 16:50 Improved Translation with Source Syntax Labels
Hieu Hoang, Philipp Koehn
16:50 – 17:15 Divide and Translate: Improving Long Distance Reordering in Statistical Machine Translation
Katsuhito Sudoh, Kevin Duh, Hajime Tsukada, Tsutomu Hirao, Masaaki Nagata
17:15 – 17:40 Decision Trees for Lexical Smoothing in Statistical Machine Translation
Rabih Zbib, Spyros Matsoukas, Richard Schwartz, John Makhoul

Results

Full results of the shared tasks: Findings of the 2010 Joint Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation and Metrics for Machine Translation

News translation

The results were determined with a relative ranking, the ≥ others (“greater than or equal to others”) score.

It measures how often a system was judged to be better than or equal to any other system.

→ English

Language pair System ≥ others
French → LIUM
ONLINE-B
NRC
CAMBRIDGE
LIMSI
RALI
RWTH
0.71
0.71
0.66
0.66
0.65
0.65
0.55
German → ONLINE-B
KIT
UMD
UEDIN
FBK
ONLINE-A
0.73
0.72
0.68
0.66
0.66
0.63
Spanish → ONLINE-B
UEDIN
UPC
0.70
0.69
0.51
Czech → ONLINE-B
UEDIN
0.70
0.61

English →

Language pair System ≥ others
→ French UEDIN
ONLINE-B
RALI
LIMSI
RWTH
CAMBRIDGE
0.70
0.68
0.66
0.66
0.63
0.63
→ German ONLINE-B
DFKI
UEDIN
KIT
FBK
0.70
0.62
0.62
0.60
0.56
→ Spanish ONLINE-B
ONLINE-A
UEDIN
DFKI
JHU
UPV
CAMBRIDGE
UHC-UPV
0.71
0.69
0.61
0.55
0.55
0.55
0.54
0.54
→ Czech ONLINE-B
CU-BOJAR
PC-TRANS
UEDIN
0.70
0.66
0.62
0.62

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