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META-NET Workshop:
Machine Translation and Multimodal Contexts

Special session in ICANN 2012 at Lausanne, Switzerland, September 11-14, 2012

Meeting date: Tuesday, 11th of September.



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Call for Presentations

META-NET Workshop: Machine Translation and Multimodal Contexts
Special session in ICANN 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 11-14, 2012

Machine Translation can be considered to be one of the most challenging tasks computer science has ever taken. Statistical methods have been increasingly successful in providing efficiently MT solutions for many language pairs. However, there is a lot of room for improvement regarding the quality of translations. One central reason for the failures is that current systems take the context into account only in a limited manner. This is particularly true for multimodal contexts.

This META-NET workshop is organized to foster exchange of ideas and results which combine machine translation and multilinguality challenges with multimodal processing and adaptive systems.

The notion of context is meant to be understood broadly, including other modalities like vision in addition to the textual contexts. Therefore, we expect participants, e.g., from machine translation, machine learning, vision research and cognitive systems communities.

Relevant topics include:

Submission of presentation proposals

We invite presentations in the domain of the workshop related to

Please, send your presentation proposal to timo dot honkela at aalto dot fi and jaakko dot j dot vayrynen at aalto dot fi by 12th of August, 2012. Notification will be sent by 22nd of August.

A presentation proposal consists of a title, presenter, and an abstract.

Program and advisory committee

The workshop program and schedule will be published closer to the workshop.

Workshop chairs and contact information

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