Call for Papers

The Sixth MT Marathon is hosting an Open Source Convention to advance the state of the art in machine translation. We invite developers of open source tools to present their work and submit a paper of up to 10 pages that describes the underlying methodology and includes instructions on how to use the tools.

We are looking for stand-alone tools and extensions of existing tools, such as the Moses open source system. Accepted papers will be presented during the MT Marathon and published in the Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics (PBML 96)


Possible Topics:

  • Training of Machine Translation models
  • Machine Translation decoders
  • Tuning of Machine Translation systems
  • Evaluation of Machine Translation
  • Visualisation, annotation or debugging tools
  • Tools for human translators
  • Interfaces for web-based services or APIs
  • Extensions of existing tools
  • Other tools for Machine Translation


This is the fourth time that the MT Marathon will host the Open Source Convention. The papers from last three marathons are available online.

Papers will be reviewed by two reviewers appointed by the program committee. Most of the accepted papers will be printed in PBML in time for the MT Marathon, some papers may require substantial revisions and may be postponed to subsequent PBML issues.


Important Dates

Abstract submission:

July 10, 2011

Paper submission:

July 24, 2011

Notification of acceptance:

August 3, 2011

Camera ready:

August 10, 2011

Author Instructions

Please send full non-anonymous submissions in PDF to Philipp Koehn and the full Xe(La)TeX source for technical pre-review to Ondřej Bojar.

The maximum length for submissions is 10 pages, including references. This limit will be strictly enforced. If your paper has been accepted, please send your camera-ready version in both PDF and Xe(La)TeX format to Ondřej Bojar.

Submissions will be accepted only in the PBML Xe(La)TeX format for short papers (i.e. MS Word and other formats or a PDF without source files will not be accepted).


Program Committee

- Nicola Bertoldi (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
- Ondrej Bojar (Charles University, Czech Republic)
- Mauro Cettolo (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
- Jinhua Du (Xi'an University of Technology, China)
- Chris Dyer (CMU, USA)
- Andreas Eisele (European Commission)
- Marcello Federico (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
- Christian Federmann (DFKI, Germany)
- Mark Fishel (University of Tartu, Estonia)
- Philipp Koehn (University of Edinburgh, UK)
- David Marecek (Charles University, Czech Republic)
- Martin Popel (Charles University, Czech Republic)
- Marta Ruiz (Barcelona Media Research Center, Spain)