September 12, 2013

Pangeanic attended ACL 2013 conference, which was held in Sofia (Bulgaria) this year from 4th to August 9th.

ACL is one of the major conferences in the field of computer linguistics, covering many research areas including machine translation.

The last two days of the conference were devoted to various kinds of workshops, including the “Eighth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation“, which took place over two entire days.

Machine translation tasks and systems focused in the following languages??:

  • English-German and German-English
  • English-French and French-English
  • English-Spanish and Spanish-English
  • English-Czech and Czech-English
  • English-Russian and Russian-English

The University of Edinburgh, using Moses systems, achieved 4 top places the first in the 10 translation tasks. The rest of participants managed to sneak equally at the top, except in the English <-> Russian combination where the Carnegie Mellon University, PROMT and anonymous online systems (which participated but did not provide their names) were the winners.

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