MT Summit XI Workshop on Patent Translation

September 11, 2007
Copenhagen, Denmark

Workshop Theme

Patent documents are one of the major application areas of 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.

Double submission of papers to both the workshop and the main conference will also be welcomed.

The workshop will consist of 1-3 invited talk(s), presentation of submitted papers, and one panel discussion.

Areas of Interest

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Analysis and classification for patent documents,
  • MT and translation aids for patent documents,
  • Contrastive studies for multilingual patent documents,
  • Language resources for patent translation,
  • Information extraction from patent documents,
  • Evaluation techniques for patent translation,
  • Multilingual patent classification and retrieval.

Program

              9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks

 

              9:15-10:30 Invited Talk

                            WIPO’s Activities in Patent Translation and Terminology

                            Speaker: Rachel Chrem(WIPO)

 

              10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

 

              10:45-12:30 First Session

                            English-Korean Patent Translation System: From To-EK/PAT

                            Oh-Woong Kwon, Sung-Kwon Choi, Ki-Young Lee, Yoo-Hyung Roh, and Young-Gil Kim

                            Phrase Alignment for Integration of SMT and RBMT Resources

                            Akira Ushioda

                            Rule Based Machine Translation Combined with Statistical Post Editor for Japanese to English Patent Translation

                            Terumasa Ehara

                           

              12:30-13:30 Lunch

 

              13:30-15:00 Talk by Users

                            Speakers: Wolfgang Taeger(EPO) and Takahiko Tohyama(JPO)

 

              15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

 

              15:30-17:00 Second Session

                            Patent Documentation –Comparison of Two MT Strategies

                            Lene Offersgaard and Claus Povlsen

                            Error Correcting System for Analysis of Japanese Patent Sentences

                            Shoichi Yokoyama and Shigehiro Kennendai

                            On Portability of Resources for Quick Ramp up of Multilingual MT for Patent Claims

                            Svetlana Sheremetyeva

 

              17:00-       Wrap-up

 

Registration

              Registration is available on the conference page.

 

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:
shimohata245@oki.com

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:

15 June 2007

Notification of acceptance:

30 June 2007

Camera ready submission deadline:

20 July 2007

Organization

Workshop Co-Chairs

 

 

 

Jun'ichi Tsujii

 

Univ. of Tokyo, Japan

 

Shoichi Yokoyama

 

Yamagata Univ., Japan

Program Committee

 

 

 

Terumasa Ehara

 

Tokyo Univ. of Science, Suwa, Japan

 

Laurie Gerber

 

Language Weaver, Inc., USA

 

Chikara Hashimoto

 

Yamagata Univ., Japan

 

Munpyo Hong

 

Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

 

Hiroyuki Kaji

 

Shizuoka Univ., Japan

 

Akira Kumano

 

Toshiba Corporation, Japan

 

Sadao Kurohashi

 

Kyoto Univ., Japan

 

Shinichiro Miyazawa  

 

Shumei Univ., Japan

 

Hiroshi Nakagawa

 

Univ. of Tokyo, Japan

 

Naoya Oku

 

Japan Patent Information Organization, Japan

 

Tadaaki Oshio

 

Japan Patent Information Organization, Japan

 

Birgit Pichat

 

Lingtech A/S, Denmark

 

Svetlana Sheremetyeva

 

Lanaconsult, Denmark

 

Sayori Shimohata

 

Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., Japan

 

Eiichiro Sumita

 

ATR, Japan

 

Akira Ushioda

 

Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd., Japan

 

Takehito Utsuro

 

Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan