QTLeap Developers Workshop and Project Meeting
From 29 June to 1 July 2015 the partner UPV/EHU is hosting a Developers Workshop and a Project Meeting in San Sebastian, Basque Country.
Both events are dedicated to Pilot 2, which is set under the motto: “getting it lexically linked and resolved”.
The topics of discussion include the usage of Word Sense Disambiguation, Named Entity Detection and Disambiguation as well as Linked Open Data for better Machine Translation.
QTLeap-related event: Deep Machine Translation Workshop 2015
The first Deep Machine Translation Workshop will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on 3rd-4th September 2015.
It aims at bringing together researchers and students working on machine translation approaches and technology using “deep understanding”.
Submissions are invited on aspects of deep language analysis, generation and natural language understanding in direct or indirect relation with Machine Translation.
- YRRSDS (Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems for PhDs, PostDocs & New Researchers), August 31 – September 1, 2015.
- SIGdial (Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue), September 2-4, 2015.
- MTM (Machine Translation Marathon), September 7-12, 2015.
SSST-9 QTLeap Best Paper Award
The winners of the prize QTLeap Best Paper Award – Maryam Aminian, Mahmoud Ghoneim, and Mona Diab, from The George Washington University, for “Unsupervised False Friend Disambiguation Using Contextual Word Clusters and Parallel Word Alignments” – were announced at the workshop.
Nora Aranberri delivering the Amazon voucher of €500 to Maryam Aminian, for the winning of the Best Paper Award sponsored by the QTLeap project.
SSST-9 workshop co-organized by QTLeap
The SSST-9 – Ninth Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Structure in Statistical Translation collocated with NAACL 2015, took place in Denver, Colorado, June 4, 2015.
Nora Aranberri and Iñaki Alegria from the University of the Basque Country presented their contributions at SSST-9 workshop co-organized by QTLeap.
QTLeap Project at the Poster Session in NAACL 2015
Josu Goikoetxea presented his poster “Random Walks and Neural Network Language Models on Knowledge Bases”, work done in collaboration with Eneko Agirre and Aitor Soroa.
At the workshop *SEM 2015, June 4-5 Eneko Agirre presented a task organized in SemEval-2015 Task 2: Semantic Textual Similarity, English, Spanish and Pilot on Interpretability, and a poster for the work “Combining Mention Context and Hyperlinks from Wikipedia for Named Entity Disambiguation” in collaboration with Ander Barrena and Aitor Soroa.
SSST-9 QTLeap Best Paper Award
This year SSST-9 will award a best paper award among papers which advance MT using lexical semantics and deep language processing.
This award is sponsored by the QTLeap project. The winner of the prize will be announced at the workshop, and will win an Amazon voucher of €500.
Ninth Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Structure in Statistical Translation (SSST-9) collocated with NAACL2015
The SSST-9 will take place June 4, 2015, Denver, Colorado, collocated with NAACL2015 – Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics – Human Language Technologies.
Co-organized by QTLeap project and partially funded by the European Commission (FP7-ICT-2013-10-610516).
QTLeap project present at Riga Summit
QTLeap project is present at the Riga Summit on the Multilingual Digital Single Market, which includes the META-FORUM conference, and is held in Riga, Latvia, April 27-29, 2015.
QTLeap project partners Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Germany), António Branco (University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Jan Hajič (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic) present their contributions at META-FORUM conference that takes place as part of the Riga Summit on April 27. The summary of the programme is available at http://www.meta-forum.eu.
QTLeap Project at the Poster Session
On day two, on the Summit Plenary, Hans Uszkoreit, makes a presentation on the “Strategic Agenda for the Multilingual DSM: A Research Perspective”.
On the last day of the Riga Summit, it will be held the CEF conference “Towards a Connected Multilingual Europe”.
António Branco gives a presentation under the theme: “Synergy of National Activities in Creation of Language Resources for Multilingual Europe”.
QTLeap Strategic Project Meetings, Prague
2nd Advisory Board Meeting, Prague, Thursday, April 16, 2015
The 2nd Advisory Board of Potential Users (ABPU) took place at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, in Charles University in Prague.
This meeting was attended by all the advisory board members, the invited external scientific experts and all the project members.
QTLeap present at PARSEME 4th General Meeting
QTLeap project partners, FCUL and IICT-BAS, present at PARSEME 4th General Meeting in Valletta, Malta, 19-20 March 2015.
FCUL poster presentation: MWEs in the QTLeap Corpus of Online Helpdesk Interactions.
IICT-BAS poster presentation: Formalizing MultiWords as Catenae in a Treebank and in a Lexicon.
QTLeap next strategic events in April
In April the QTLeap team is organizing a number of important events in Prague, Czech Republic.
All the events hosted by the Czech partner – CUNI take place at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University.
On 14 and 15 April, a boost workshop on Pilot 2 is envisaged. This event is important with respect to the synchronization of the partners’ efforts towards the tasks in Pilot 2.
On 16 April, the second Advisory Board meeting will be held. All the members of the Advisory Board will participate in order to observe the progress behind the project and its growing application potential.
On 17 April, the general project meeting of the consortium is taking place. All the partners will report on the achievements and will discuss the current and next steps in the project work plan.
On 18 April, the Project Board meeting is scheduled.
QTLeap media hits by the Basque Group
Basque newspapers “El Diario Vasco”, “Noticias de Gipuzkoa”, “Noticias de Navarra” and “Deia” present first year results of QTLeap Project
Online newspaper “Bilbao Buenas Noticias BBN”, “Aprendemas”, “#languageandtranslation” and “Catalunya Vanguardista” report first year results of QTLeap Project
Machine translation and the QTLeap Project presented in “Euskadi Irratia” and “Onda Vasca” radio interview (2015/02/23)
Kepa Sarasola, researcher in QTLeap project from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) was interviewed for 10 minutes in the program Hiri Gorrian (listen from 1:12:00 to 1:22:45) in Euskadi Irratia, the major national radio station of the Basque Country. (2015/02/27, 17:26-17:37)
Kepa Sarasola, researcher in QTLeap project from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) was interviewed for 5 minutes in the program Euskadi Hoy Magazine in Onda Vasca, a major national radio station of the Basque Country. (2015/02/23, 13:32-13:37)
TV channel RTP2 presents first year results of QTLeap Project
The research results of the first year of QTLeap Project were broadcast by RTP2 national television at Sociedade Civil program, in January 28, 2014, minute 76 (in Portuguese, Sociedade Civil (IX),Episode 225 , January 28, 2015).
ICON-2014: 11th International Conference on Natural Language Processing
The 11th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2014) took place at Goa University, Goa, India, during December, 18-21, 2014.
December, 19, 2014, Eleftherios Avramidis (DFKI) presented a publication of a joint work with Maja Popovic (DFKI), at the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Processing at Goa University in India.
Full page for QTLeap in top reference newspaper
Machine translation, in general, and QTLeap, in particular, had the full page of its “Science” section in the last edition of Expresso, January 10th, including figures of our extrinsic evaluation of Pilot 0, in an article with the title “The Dream of a Perfect Translation” (in Portuguese). Read full article here.
The Portuguese weekly newspaper Expresso is the top reference among the reputable Portuguese media, and one with the widest readership in Portugal, in its paper and online versions.
Expresso, January 10, 2015, “science” section, p. 35
QTLeap Project in the newspaper Expresso
The newspaper Expresso, the reference weekly newspaper in Portugal, interviewed António Branco and stressed the importance of QTLeap Project in an article published Friday, January 2, 2015.
QTLeap project in TV
Article on the QTLeap project was broadcasted by RTP2 national television at the program Sociedade Civil on December 18, 2014, minute 72, (in Portuguese, Sociedade Civil IX, Episódio 206, 18 Dez 2014).
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.
9th Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Structure in Statistical Translation: QTLeap will sponsor the best paper award
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.
MTM 2014 – Ninth Machine Translation Marathon
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.
10th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media
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
QTLeap project present at “RDA Europe Workshop about Data Sharing and Interoperability“
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).
Conference “Language: Translating the Future”
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.
Conference Program and Panels
QTLeap project in TV
Article on the QTLeap project was broadcasted by RTP2 national television at the program Sociedade Civil on July 31, 2014, minute 78 (in Portuguese).
QTLeap project present at LxMLS 2014, Lisbon, 24 July 2014
The QTLeap project was presented at the networking day, on July 24, of LxMLS 2014 – Lisbon Machine Learning School, held in Lisbon.
Machine translation and the QTLeap Project presented in radio interview
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).
Researchers from QTLeap are the local organizers of the 10th DELPH-IN Summit in Tomar, Portugal
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
QTLeap project presents its new t-shirt model
During the LREC 2014 conference in Reykjavik, the QTLeap Project presented its new t-shirt model at the HLT Village.
The QTLeap Project was present with a booth in the HLT Village at the LREC 2014.
QTLeap partners were very active at disseminating the project to the NLP community!
QTLeap researchers will participate in CCLCC Workshop at ESSLLI 2014
Petya Osenova and Kiril Simov: MWE-and-CW-in-Bulgarian. At Workshop on Computational, Cognitive, and Linguistic Approaches to the Analysis of Complex Words and Collocations (CCLCC 2014)as part of ESSLLI 2014, August 11-15 2014.
QTLeap researchers are among the organizers of 9th SaLTMiL Workshop
Co-located with LREC-2014
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.
Some media hits by QTLeap
“QTLeap seeks global communication“, (in Portuguese), Canal Superior, 2014-04-29
“In search of excellence“, (in Spanish), El Mundo, 2013-07-15
QTLeap project present at EACL2014
QTLeap is present in the EACL2014 conference, in Gothenburg, April 26-30, 2014.
In the photos, participants consulting the QTleap leaflet during coffee break.
QTLeap project present at EAMT2014, Dubrovnik, 16-18 June 2014
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.
QTLeap co-organizes WMT2014 (collocated with ACL 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.
QTLeap with a massive presence at LREC 2014 (May 27-30)
Welcome to our LREC-inspired activities in Reykjavik!
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.
Hans Uszkoreit delivers invited talk at EACL Workskhop
“Analytical Approaches to Combining MT Technologies”
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.
QTLeap Project in the workshop of MLi
“Brainstorming on the future of Meta-Share and Needs in the Field”
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.
QTLeap Project co-organizer of LDL-2014
Co-located with LREC-2014
QTLeap Project is co-organizer of LDL-2014, the 3rd Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics: Multilingual Knowledge Resources and Natural Language Processing, co-located with LREC-2014, Reykjavik, Iceland, 27th May 2014.
QTLeap Strategic Project Meetings
Project Board with External Scientific Experts, Lisbon, March 15, 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
QTLeap Strategic Project Meetings
Advisory Board Meeting, Lisbon, March 14, 2014
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
QTLeap Project networking with the EU COST Action PARSEME
PARSEME 2nd general meeting, Athens, Greece from 10 to 11 March 2014
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’s invited talk at 12th TLT (2013)
Reliability and Meta-reliability of Language Resources
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”
QTLeap Kickoff Meeting
University of Lisbon, November 5, 2013
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