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PSLT 2017 : The 7th Workshop on Patent and Scientific Literature Translation


When Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017
Where Nagoya, Japan
Submission Deadline Jul 21, 2017
Notification Due Aug 11, 2017
Final Version Due Aug 25, 2017
Categories    machine translation   PATENT   scientific literature

Call For Papers

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Final Call for Papers


The 7th Workshop on Patent and Scientific Literature Translation (PSLT 2017)
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, September 22, 2017

Following the success of MT Summit 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013 Workshops
on Patent Translation, and MT Summit 2015 Workshop on Patent and Scientific
Literature Translation, we are organizing the 7th Workshop on Patent and
Scientific Literature Translation (PSLT 2017) as a part of MT Summit 2017 in
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. While patent information is still one of
the major application areas of machine translation, the need for translation
of different kinds of scientific literature has also been increasing rapidly.
This edition has extended the area of interest to translation of scientific
literature including patents, scientific articles, and technical reports,
which have common characteristics as well as their own characteristics.
The workshop, which consists of invited talks, presentation of submitted
papers, and free discussion like the previous editions, will be an opportunity
for researchers and practitioners to get together and exchange their ideas and

* Invited Speakers
We will have the following invited speakers at PSLT 2017:
- Bruno Pouliquen (World Intellectual Property Organization):
WIPO Translate::
Patent Neural machine translation in 10 languages publicly available
- Masa Kajiki (MK Translation Firm)
Neural Machine Translation and Patent Translation from LSP Perspective
- Andrew Finch (Apple Inc.)
Statistical and Neural Models for Transliteration

* Topics of Interests
We solicit original research papers as well as survey papers and user
reports. Topics of interests include but not limited to:
- Machine translation of patents and scientific literature
- Domain adaptation of MT systems
- Translation aids for patents and scientific literature
- Language resources for patent and scientific literature translation
- Evaluation techniques for patent and scientific literature translation
- Controlled languages and machine translation
- Multilingual retrieval and classification of patents and scientific

* Important Dates
- *** DEADLINE EXTENDED *** July 21: Paper submission deadline
- August 11: Notifications to authors
- August 25: Camera-ready versions due
- September 22: Workshop

* Submission Instructions
The format for papers is the same as for regular MT Summit 2017 submissions.
Papers must not exceed 12 (twelve) pages plus 4 (four) pages for references.
All papers should follow the formatting instructions included with the style
files, and should be submitted in PDF. Latex, PDF and MS Word style files are
available at
To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and
affiliations within the paper and avoid obvious self-references.

Papers must be submitted to the START system
( by 11:59 pm PDT (GMT–7
hours), Friday July 21, 2017. *** DEADLINE EXTENDED ***

* Workshop Organization
PC Co-Chairs:
Takehito Utsuro (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Katsuhito Sudoh (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

PC Members:
Rafael E. Banchs (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Hailing Cao (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
Chenhui Chu (Osaka University, Japan)
Hiroshi Echizen’ya (Hokkai Gakuen University, Japan)
Terumasa Ehara (Ehara NLP Research Laboratory, Japan)
Isao Goto (NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan)
Kenji Imamura (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan)
Hideki Isozaki (Okayama Prefectural University, Japan)
Satoshi Kinoshita (Japan Patent Information Organization (Japio), Japan)
Akira Kumano (Toshiba Solutions Corporation, Japan)
Jong-Hyeok Lee (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea)
Toshiaki Nakazawa (Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan)
Takashi Ninomiya (Ehime University, Japan)
Svetlana Sheremetyeva (Lanaconsult, Denmark)
Jun'ichi Tsujii (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan)
Takashi Tsunakawa (Shizuoka University, Japan)
Naoto Yokoi (Japan Patent Information Organization (Japio), Japan)
Shoichi Yokoyama (Yamagata University, Japan)
Jiajun Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Publications Chair:
Takashi Tsunakawa (Shizuoka University, Japan)

For more information on MT Summit 2017, please visit:

Workshop Web-site:

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