Machine Translation Summit XIV, Nice, France
2 - 6 September 2013
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Tutorial 1: Monday, 2 SEPT 2013, 9 am - 1 pm

Open Source Statistical Machine Translation

Organized by:
   Philipp Koehn, University of Edinburgh
   Hieu Hoang, University of Edinburgh

If you are interested in open-source machine translation but lack hands-on experience, this is the tutorial for you!

We will start with background knowledge of statistical machine translation and then walk you through the process of installing and running an SMT system. We will show you how to prepare input data, and the most efficient way to train and use your translation systems. We shall also discuss solutions to some of the most common issues that face LSPs when using SMT, including how to tailor systems to specific clients, preserving document layout and formatting, and efficient ways of incorporating new translation memories.

Previous years’ participants have included software engineers and managers who need to have a detailed understanding of the SMT process. This is a fast-paced, hands-on tutorial that will cover the skills you need to get you up and running with open-source SMT.

The teaching will be based on the Moses toolkit, the most popular open-source machine translation software currently available. No prior knowledge of MT is necessary, only an interest in it. A laptop is required for this tutorial, and you should have rudimentary knowledge of using the command line on Windows or Linux.



September 11, 2013

List of Participants available. Click here

August 25, 2013

Main conference proceedings are on-line. Click here

August 24, 2013

Workshop proceedings are on-line. Click here

July 28, 2013

Detailed programme now available here

June 20, 2013

Accepted papers announced – see Programme

March 26, 2013

MT Summit registration opened

March 15, 2013

Paper submission deadline has been extended to April 22, 2013

March 3, 2013

Call for Workshop papers disseminated

February 16, 2013

Four workshop proposals have been accepted.

February 2, 2013

Deadline for submission of Tutorial proposals has been extended to the 15. FEB 2013

January 28, 2013

Call for User Papers/ Presentations disseminated

December 26, 2012

Call for tutorial proposals disseminated

December 26, 2012

Call for workshop proposals disseminated

December 8, 2012

Call for research papers published – see Call for Papers