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The 5th Workshop on Patent Translation

Call for Papers

MT Summit XIV in Nice, France
September 2, 2013
5th Workshop on Patent Translation


Workshop Theme

Patent information is one of the major application areas of machine translation. Five major patent offices in the world: Japan, Korea, China, Europe and U.S. intend to exchange patent information through machine translation. The workshop aims to foster research and development of the technology for patent translation by providing a forum in which researchers and practitioners can exchange their ideas, approaches, perspectives, and experiences from their work in progress. We have successfully organized a series of workshops in MT Summit X, XI, XII, and XIII. We will have deeper discussions about this theme in this workshop.

The workshop will consist of the keynote speech, 3 invited talks from Europe, Korea, and Japan, and presentation of submitted papers.

Areas of Interest

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

 - MT and translation aids for patent documents
 - Language resources for patent translation
 - Evaluation techniques for patent translation
 - Multilingual patent classification and retrieval

Submission of Papers

The workshop invites original submissions in any of the topics mentioned. Any types of papers, including research papers, survey papers and reports on user's experiences, are welcomed.

Submissions format is same as the main conference submission format.

Or it should be A4, single-column format and not be longer than 3,500 words including figures, tables and references.

Authors are requested to keep their papers anonymous and submit separate cover pages with the following information:

 - paper title,
 - author's name(s), affiliation(s), address(es), and e-mail address(es),
 - 100-200 word summary,
 - some keywords for classifying the submission.

Electronic submissions in PDF format are strongly preferred.

The two electronic files should be attached to an email and sent to the following address:

Important Dates

 - June 17, 2013 (revised): Deadline for paper submission
 - June 24, 2013 (revised): Notification of acceptance
 - July 5, 2013 (revised): Camera-ready submission deadline


Workshop Chair:
   Shoichi Yokoyama, Yamagata University, Japan

   Hiroyuki Kaji, Shizuoka University, Japan

Steering Committee:
   Shoichi Yokoyama, Yamagata University, Japan
   Hiroyuki Kaji, Shizuoka University, Japan
   Jun'ichi Tsujii, Microsoft Research Asia, China
   Svetlana Sheremetyeva, Lanaconsult, Denmark
   Hans Uszkoreit, Saarland University, Germany
   Terumasa Ehara, Yamayashi Eiwa College, Japan
   Akira Ushioda, Fujitsu Labs Ltd., Japan
   Takashi Ninomiya, Ehime University, Japan
   Takashi Tsunakawa, Shizuoka University, Japan
   Toshimichi Moriya, Japan Patent Information Organization, Japan
   Shigemasa Matsuda, Japan Patent Information Organization, Japan

Program Committee:
   Steering Committee Members
   Hiroshi Echizen-ya, Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan
   Xiao Rong Fan, University of Tokyo, Japan
   Isao Goto, NICT, Japan
   Olivier Hamon, Evaluations and Language Resources Distribution Agency, France
   Kinji Hanawa, Japan Patent Information Organization, Japan
   Munpyo Hong, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
   Naoto Hoshiyama, Japan Patent Information Organization, Japan
   Hideki Isozaki, Okayama Prefectural University, Japan
   Tsuyoshi Kakita, Japan Patent Information Organization, Japan
   Philipp Koehn, University of Edinburgh, UK
   Sadao Kurohashi, Kyoto University, Japan
   Akira Kumano, Toshiba Solutions Corp., Japan
   Jong-Hyeok Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
   Bente Maegaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
   Tomoharu Mitsuhashi, Japan Patent Information Organization, Japan
   Mitsugu Miura, NEC Corp., Japan
   Shinichiro Miyazawa, Shumei University, Japan
   Tomoki Nagase. Fujitsu Labs Ltd., Japan
   Tadaaki Oshio, Japan Patent Information Organization, Japan
   Sayori Shimohata, Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd., Japan
   Katsuhito Sudo, NTT Communication Lab., Japan
   Hirokazu Suzuki, Toshiba Corp., Japan
   Benjamin Tsou, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
   Masashi Tsuchiya, Japan Patent Information Organization, Japan
   Takehito Utsuro, University of Tsukuba, Japan
   Xiangli Wang, Japan Patent Information Organization, Japan



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