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MoTra 2023 : Second Workshop on Modelling Translation: Translatology in the Digital Age


When May 22, 2023 - May 22, 2023
Where Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Submission Deadline Mar 20, 2023
Notification Due Apr 17, 2023
Final Version Due May 1, 2023
Categories    NLP   computational linguistics   linguistics   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

**Second Workshop on Modelling Translation: Translatology in the Digital Age**

First Call for Papers

Submissions deadline: March 20, 2023
Workshop Day: May 22, 2023
Location: Tórshavn, Faroe Islands (hybrid format)

**Topic and Goals of the Workshop**

MoTra-2023 aims to promote interdisciplinary and computational approaches to human translation, offering an opportunity for researchers in empirical translation studies, computational and corpus linguistics, NLP, cognitive science to exchange knowledge and methodological expertise in modelling various aspects of translation. Along with traditional research questions related to translationese, variation in translation, translation quality assessment, we encourage submissions on interpreting studies, multimodal translation, modelling translational strategies from cognitive, semantic and pragmatic perspectives as well as contributions presenting language resources for translation studies and translation-related software. We are particularly interested in forging a link between translation studies and machine translation and invite research at the interface of these fields.
This event seeks to follow up on the investigations reported by the previous edition of the workshop. The proceedings of MoTra-2021 covered a wide range of topics in translatology enhancing the understanding of *translationese*, i.e linguistic specificity of translations setting them apart from non-translations in the target language and exploring *variation in human translation*, including in contrast with machine translation (
The contributions described computational and NLP methods to model translation varieties (student/professional, human/machine, written/spoken) and translation processes/solutions, especially around particular items (translation problem triggers, discourse markers, adjectives, polarity items), and reported the results of manual linguistic analysis of modelling outcomes.

**The workshop invites submissions on relevant research topics, including but not limited to:**

- Translation and translationese detection, source language identification and quantitative analysis of translations
- NLP approaches to translationese
- Analysis and interpretation of variation in translation according to context (domain, register, genre), mode and medium (spoken, written, audio-visual), translator (professional, novice, crowd-sourced), recipient (simplified language) etc.
- Intrinsic and extrinsic evaluation of translation models
- Research at the interface between translation studies and machine translation
- Contextualized and multimodal translation analysis
- Computational semantics and pragmatics applied to translation studies
- Sentiment and emotion analysis of translations
- Human translation quality assessment and annotation
- Computational models of translation types such as communicative translation, semantic translation, transcreation, intralingual translation, etc.
- New corpora for translation studies, such as literary translation corpora, interpreting transcript datasets, learner translator corpora, etc.
- Translation, post-editing, (error) annotation software
- Cognitive modelling of translation processes, including cognitive load measurements and communication optimisation in translation

**Invited Speakers**
Maarit Koponen (University of Eastern Finland)

**Program Committee**

Silvia Bernardini (University of Bologna)
Mario Bisiada (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Yuri Bizzoni (Aarhus University)
Lynne Bowker (University of Ottawa)
Michael Carl (Kent State University)
Oliver Czulo (Leipzig University)
Cristina España i Bonet (Saarland University)
Alex Fraser (LMU Munich)
Alina Karakanta (University of Trento)
Stella Neumann (RWTH Aachen University)
Antoni Oliver (Open University of Catanlunya)
Maja Popovic (ADAPT Centre, DCU)
Moritz Schaeffer (University of Mainz)
Tatiana Serbina (RWTH Aachen University)
Serge Sharoff (University of Leeds)
Antonio Toral (University of Gröningen)

**Organizers’ Contacts**

Maria Kunilovskaya (
Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski (
Elke Teich (

**Important Dates**

- Monday, March 20, 2023: Workshop paper submission deadline
- Monday, April 17, 2023: Notification of acceptance
- Monday, May 1, 2023: Camera-ready workshop papers due
- Monday, May 22, 2023: The workshop day

**Paper Submission**

We invite submissions of three kinds:

- long papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research, including empirical evaluation of results, up to 8 pages without references;
- short papers on smaller, focused contributions, negative results, surveys, or opinion pieces, up to 4 pages without references; and
- demonstration papers on software, systems, interfaces, infrastructures, language resources, data collections, or annotations, up to 4 pages without references.

Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will appear in the NoDaLiDa 2023 proceedings, published as part of the NEALT Proceedings Series and in the ACL Anthology.
Accepted papers will appear on the workshop website (, too.
All submissions should be anonymous and should follow the official Nodalida 2023 LaTeX template (see The ACL author guidelines and anonymity rules apply.
Papers that have been or will be submitted to other venues must indicate this at submission time, and must be withdrawn from the other venues if accepted to NoDALiDa 2023. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to attend the workshop.

The submissions are planned through OpenReview. The link to the submission page will appear in the Second Call for Papers.
To inquire about the submission and reviewing process or generally the workshop’s scientific program, please email: Maria Kunilovskaya
The workshop will be held in a hybrid format in conjunction with the NoDaLiDa Conference ( in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.

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