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Call for Papers

MT Summit XIII 4th Workshop on Patent Translation

September 23, 2011 Xiamen, China

The thirteenth Machine Translation Summit, organized by the International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT) and hosted by the Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation (AAMT), will be held in Xiamen, China, from 19 to 23 September 2011.

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 made the same workshops in MT Summit X, XI and XII. We will have deeper discussions about this theme in this workshop.

The workshop will consist of 1-3 invited talk(s) and presentation of submitted papers.
We are, also, organizing a special session about patent translation in the MT Summit XIII main conference.
It will consist of these programs.

  • Invited talk 1: Korean Industrial Property Office (TBD)
  • Invited talk 2: World Intellectual Property Organization (TBD)
  • Panel discussion: Discussion between government people, MT product vendors and researchers.

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 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:
tuna (at)

Important Dates
  • July 22, 2011: Deadline for paper submission
  • August 12, 2011: Notification of acceptance
  • August 26, 2011: Camera-ready submission deadline
Workshop Chair:
Shoichi Yokoyama, Yamagata University, Japan Co-Chair:
Terumasa Ehara, Yamanashi Eiwa College, Japan
Dan Wang, China Patent Information Center, China
Program Committee
Hailong Cao, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Zhendong Dong, Research Center of Computer & Language Engineering, CAS, China
Hiroshi Echizen-ya, Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan
Xiaorong Fan, University of Tokyo, Japan
Munpyo Hong, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Degen Huang, Dalian University of Technology, China
Hiroyuki Kaji, Shizuoka University, Japan
Philipp Koehn, University of Edinburgh, UK
Akira Kumano, Toshiba Solutions Corp., Japan
Sadao Kurohashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Jong-Hyeok Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Yajuan Lü, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Bente Maegaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Mitsugu Miura, NEC Corp., Japan
Shinichiro Miyazawa, Shumei University, Japan
Atsushi Morifuji, Japan Patent Information Organization, Japan