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MT Tutorial at LREC 2014

I will organize a tutorial, together with Cristina España-Bonet, on Machine Translation and Automatic Evaluation at LREC 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland.

The tutorial is divided in two main parts. The main objective of the first part is to get to know the fundamentals behind the three modules of a statistical system: the language model, the translation model and the decoding or search for the best translation.

The presentation, although theoretical, is focused on understanding how standard software such as SRILM [Stolcke, 2002] and Moses [Koehn et al., 2007] work, what's the logic behind them, so that it is easy to understand the extensions and modifications available.

We also devote the second part of the tutorial to see how these systems, and machine translation systems in general, are evaluated automatically.

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MT Marathon 2012

I will participate at the MT-Marathon 2012, in Edinburgh. Our project proposal is New Development Funcionality For The Asiya Suite: Parameter Optimization With Mert.

Check out the details of the proposal here


>> LIHMT-2011

International Workshop on Using Linguistic Information for Hybrid Machine Translation

Ixa Group in collaboration with TALP Centre from Technical University of Catalonia is organizing a one-day workshop on Using Linguistic Information for Hybrid Machine Translation (LIHMT-2011). The workshop will be held in Barcelona on Friday, November 18, 2011. Paper submission deadline is September 9 2011. See: This is part of the dissemination effort of our OpenMT-2 project.

Virtual Assistant on the Network

>> Assistent Virtual en Xarxa

The Telefónica Chair at UPC organizes, the 2nd of December of 2010, the “Learning and Virtual Assistants On-Line Day”. The aim is to promote a working space that allows analyzing, identifying and defining a coordinated strategy for acting and work around a pilot project for demonstraing the potentiallity of the virtual assistants for learning purposes.