1st Call for Papers

Multilingualism at the intersection of Knowledge Bases and Machine Translation (2nd MomenT workshop)

Date: 19th August, 2019.
To be held as part of the 17th Machine Translation Summit, which will take place in the Helix Theatre at Dublin City University, Dublin.

Website: http://moment2019.insight-centre.org/
Submission Deadline: 24th May, 2019


Workshop Description

The Workshop on “Multilingualism at the intersection of Knowledge Bases and Machine Translation” aims to offer a forum for discussions for researchers and developers that find themselves at the intersection of the two strands of research, namely, knowledge bases (KBs) of high-specialised domains (represented by domain knowledge graphs, ontologies, terminologies, dictionaries) and machine translation (MT), where the intersection point is precisely multilingualism. On the one hand, there is an impending need to cater for multilingual knowledge resources that support Natural Language Processing (NLP), content analytics or information extraction across languages. On the other hand, there is a growing interest in exploiting the knowledge captured in such resources for machine translation systems that often lack the knowledge of domain-specific expressions.


Topics of Interest

The workshop invites the submission of papers reporting on research on topics related to terminological/ontological resources processing in MT, including, but not limited to:

– Multilingual knowledge base (knowledge graphs, ontologies, thesaurie) generation with MT
– Multilingual and cross-lingual Information extraction for MT
– Injection of multilingual domain-specific knowledge into MT
– Provenance of multiple multilingual knowledge bases for MT
– MT used for cross-lingual information access, search and retrieval
– Enhancements to OOV word translation for MT
– Exploiting relational knowledge graphs for Neural MT
– Addressing variations of terms in MT
– Multilingual knowledge generation for under-resourced languages with MT
– Enriching MT with Linked Data (e.g. BabelNet, DBpedia, UMLS)
– Multilingual terminology and linguistic resource development, integration and mapping in a Linked Data context for MT
– Multilingual Semantic Web and Linked Data use cases


Submission & Publication

The submitted papers must not exceed 9 (nine) pages plus unlimited pages for references, and must be formatted according to the MT Summit 2019 style guide. These papers will be rigorously reviewed for novelty and impact, and published in the conference proceedings. They will be presented at the conference as either oral presentations or as posters. The papers must represent new work that has not been previously published. Pre-prints posted online on servers such as arXiv do not count as published papers, and thus are allowed to be submitted.

For contact data and up-to-date details on submission and the workshop itself, please consult the workshop website (http://moment2019.insight-centre.org). For the template, please check the MT Summit 2019 style guide (www.mtsummit2019.com).


Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: 24th May 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 3rd July 2019
Camera-ready paper: 12th July 2019
Workshop: 19th August 2019


Organizing Committee:

  • Marco Turchi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Italy
  • Mihael Arcan, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
  • Jinhua Du, ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Dimitar Shterionov, ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Daniel Torregrosa, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

For further information please contact: mihael.arcan@insight-centre.org


Programme Committee:

  • Juan Alberto Alonso – Lucy Software Ibérica SL
  • Alexandra Birch – The University of Edinburgh
  • Bram Bulte – Vrije Universiteit Brussel / VUB Centre for Linguistics (CLIN)
  • Béatrice Daille – Laboratoire d’Informatique Nantes Atlantique (LINA)
  • Thierry Declerck – Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI GmbH)
  • Mauro Dragoni – Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)
  • Tomaž Erjavec – Jožef Stefan Institute
  • Cristina España-Bonet – Saarland University / Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI GmbH)
  • Christian Federmann – Microsoft
  • Natalia Grabar – STL CNRS Université Lille 3
  • Barry Haddow – The University of Edinburgh
  • Jochen Hummels – ESTeam
  • Miloš Jakubíček – Lexical Computing
  • Ilan Kernerman – K Dictionaries
  • Els Lefever – University College Ghent / Ghent University
  • Lieve Macken – Ghent University
  • Mirjam S. Maučec – University of Maribor
  • John P. McCrae – National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Johanna Monti – “L’Orientale” University of Naples
  • Roberto Navigli – Sapienza University of Rome
  • Matteo Negri – Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)
  • Mariana Neves – Hasso Plattner Institute
  • Constantin Orasan – University of Wolverhampton
  • Mārcis Pinnis – Tilde
  • Juan Pino – Facebook
  • Georg Rehm – Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI GmbH)
  • Arda Tezcan – Ghent University
  • Vincent Vandeghinste – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Špela Vintar – University of Ljubljana
  • Michał Ziemski – WIPO Translate