Open Source Convention

The open source convention allows participants to work on projects that advance existing machine translation tools, integrate new features, find new uses for machine translation, etc.

Participants will also attend presentations of new open source tools for MT. A separate call for papers describing open-source tools and technologies has been disseminated.

To give examples, recent projects included:

  • better search in machine translation (cube pruning)
  • the implementation of a web page translation front end (http://demo.statmt.org/web.cgi)
  • improving minimum error rate training
  • support authors who want to translate Wikipedia articles

A complete list of the projects developed at the previous Marathons is available here.

Participants are encouraged to propose projects that could be carried out in small groups within the six days of Marathon. The main developers of the Moses and Joshua toolkits will attend the workshop, organise projects, and assist with extending these toolkits.