QTLeap Annual Project Meeting 2014
The first Annual Meeting of the European Project QTLeap took place at Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, on December 5-6, 2014.
The SSST-9 - ”Ninth Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Structure in Statistical Translation” organized by Eneko AGIRRE and Nora ARANBERRI, University of the Basque Country together with Dekai Wu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Marine Carpuat, National Research Council (NRC) Canada, takes place in Denver, Colorado, USA, in Jun, 4, 2015. The SSST-9 will award a best paper sponsored by the QTLeap Project.
Rudolf Rosa (CUNI) presents the poster “Depfix, a tool for automatic rule-based post-editing of SMT” at Machine Translation Marathon, September 8th-13th, 2014 in Trento.
The 10th Languages & The Media Conference, under the theme Smart Technologies, Smart Translations, took place in Berlin from November 5 – 7, 2014.
November 6, 2014, Aljoscha Burchardt (DFKI) gave a presentation entitled “An Analytic Approach to Machine Translation Evaluation and Improvement“.
Photo Credit: ICWE GmbH / Mark Bollhorst
RDA Europe Workshop about Data Sharing and Interoperability, October, 17, 2014, Brussels
The Coordinator of the QTLeap Project, António Branco participated in the RDA Europe Workshop about Data Sharing and Interoperability organized by RDA (Research Data Alliance).
European Day of Languages, September 26th, 2014, Museu do Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal
Within the scope of the celebration of the European Day of Languages, the Portuguese Parliament, the Department of Portuguese of the Directorate-General for Translation of the European Commission, the European Commission Representation in Lisbon, the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Camões – Institute of Cooperation and Language co-organize a conference entitled “Language: Translating the Future.”
António Branco participates in this Conference as Moderator of Panel 4: Preparation of the Portuguese Language in the Digital Age.
António Branco, project coordinator, was interviewed in the program “Days of the Future”, dedicated to science and technology, in Antena 1, a major national radio station of Portugal.
After skipping the initial seconds of advertising, the interview can be listened here, from minute 12 to minute 35 (in Portuguese).
The colleagues from the University of Lisbon are the local organizers of the 10th DELPH-IN meeting – Deep Linguistic Processing with HPSG. It will be held in Tomar from 14 July to 18 July 2014. More than 30 participants will share their experiences on the development of Deep Grammars for various languages. More info can be found at: http://moin.delph-in.net/TomarTop
During the LREC 2014 conference in Reykjavik, the QTLeap Project presented its new t-shirt model at the HLT Village.
QTLeap researchers are among the organizers of 9th SaLTMiL Workshop on “Free/open-Source Language Resources for the Machine Translation of Less-Resourced Languages”, co-located with LREC-2014, Reykjavik, Iceland, 27th May 2014.
QTLeap is present in the EACL2014 conference, in Gothenburg, April 26-30, 2014.
In the photos, participants consulting the QTleap leaflet during coffee break.
António Branco and Petya Osenova will present the main ideas behind the QTLeap project: QTLeap – Quality Translation with Deep Language Engineering Approaches as a poster at EAMT2014 – The Seventeenth Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation, Dubrovnik, 16-18 June, 2014.
Ondřej Bojar (CUNI) co-organizes WMT2014 – 9th Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation to be held in Baltimore, USA, on 26-27 June 2014, collocated with ACL2014 – The Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics.
This year’s workshop will feature five shared tasks: a translation task, a quality estimation task, a task to test automatic evaluation metrics, a medical text translation task.
In addition to the shared tasks, the workshop will also feature scientific papers on topics related to MT.
Our project has a dissemination booth in the HLT Project Village. By attractive multimedia shows, flyers and direct conversations at the booth, QTLeap project members will present project goals and current progress.
António Branco, Kiril Simov and Petya Osenova are the QTLeap co-organizers of the LREC Workshop LDL2014 – 3rd Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics: Multilingual Knowledge Resources and Natural Language Processing, 27 May 2014.
Kepa Sarasola is the QTLeap co-organizer of the LREC Workshop on Free/open-source language resources for the machine translation of less-resourced languages. UPV/EHU has a paper on Wikipedia and Machine Translation at the workshop. The Proceedings are available at: http://ixa2.si.ehu.es/saltmil/
CUNI, IICT-BAS and FCUL have papers at the main conference. Their focus is respectively on ‘stanfordizing’ 30 dependency treebanks’, improved constituency and dependency parsing models for Bulgarian, and HLT research agenda.
The talk reports on recent and ongoing work dedicated to analytical methods for a systematic combination of observed strengths of translation technologies. The focus will be on different ways of exploiting existing data on MT output and performance measures for system combination and for gaining insights on strengths and weaknesses of existing technologies.
Third Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)
Machine Translation (MT) is a highly interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary field since it is approached from the point of view of human translators, engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians and linguists. This workshop aims at motivating the cooperation and interaction between them, and to foster innovative combinations between the two main MT paradigms: statistical and rule-based.
The Coordinator of the QTLeap Project, António Branco participated in the networking workshop of the European Project MLi -Towards a Multilingual Data & Services Infrastructure: Brainstorming on the future of Meta-Share and Needs in the Field. This collaborative meeting has been organized by ELDA/ELRA in Paris on April 7, 2014.
The Project Board with the External Experts meeting was organized by FCUL, the coordinator of the QTLeap Project and it took place in Lisbon, March 15, 2014.
In the meeting participated all the members of the Project Board and the invited external scientific experts.
Strategic Project Meeting
Stand up discussion around coffee
The Advisory Board of Potential Users (ABPU) meeting was organized by FCUL, the coordinator of the QTLeap Project and it took place in Lisbon, March 14, 2014.
In the meeting participated all the advisory board members, the invited external scientific experts and all the project members.
This Strategic Project Meeting aimed to endorse the interaction between the Advisory Board of Potential Users (ABPU) and the consortium. The members of the Advisory Board of Potential Users are the industrial participants in the project, and they will have a first hand, inside view of the project and of its results, and will be in the first row of the potential users that will take the lead to exploit their business potential.
Strategic Project Meeting
Networking around coffee
António Branco, Petya Osenova, Kiril Simov and Jan Hajič, from the QTLeap Project, participated in the PARSEME (PARSing and Multi-word Expressions) 2nd general meeting, hosted by the Institute for Language and Speech Processing of the Athena Research Center. This meeting took place in Athens, Greece, from 10 to 11 March 2014.
António Branco was Invited Speaker at the 12th Workshop of TLT – Treebanks and Linguistic Theories that took place in Sofia, Bulgaria in December 13-14, 2013, hosted by the BulTreeBank Group.
The workshop took place at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
The QTLeap Kickoff Meeting took place in University of Lisbon, on November 5, 2013. The meeting was attended by all the partners’ representatives. European Commission was represented by Mr. Wolfgang Treinen who participated in the meeting via teleconference in the afternoon session.
Partners in the Kickoff Meeting