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PSLT 2019 : The 8th Workshop on Patent and Scientific Literature Translation


When Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019
Where Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
Submission Deadline Jun 4, 2019
Notification Due Jun 17, 2019
Final Version Due Jul 12, 2019
Categories    machine translation   PATENT   scientific literature   NLP

Call For Papers

Final Call for Papers


The 8th Workshop on Patent and Scientific Literature Translation (PSLT 2019)
DCU, Dublin, Ireland, 20th August 2019

Following the success of MT Summit 2017 Workshop on Patent and Scientific
Literature Translation, we are organizing the 8th Workshop on Patent and
Scientific Literature Translation (PSLT 2019) as a part of MT Summit 2019
in Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. 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. The workshop covers topic a wide range of topics related
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 will be an opportunity
for researchers and practitioners to get together and exchange their ideas
and experiences.

* Invited Speakers
We will have the following invited speakers at PSLT 2019:
- Yohei Matsutani (Japan Patent Office)
- Christof Monz (University of Amsterdam)
- Aurélie Névéol (LIMSI-CNRS)

* 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
- *** EXTENDED *** 4th June: Paper submission deadline
- *** CHANGED *** 17th June: Notifications to authors
- 12th July: Camera-ready versions due
- 20th August: Workshop

* Submission Instructions
The format for papers is the same as for regular MT Summit 2019 style guide.
Papers must not exceed 9 (nine) pages plus unlimited 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 EasyChair system
( by 11:59 pm PDT (GMT–7
hours), Tuesday, 4th June 2019. *** EXTENDED ***

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

PC Members:
Hailong Cao (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
Key-Sun Choi (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
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)
Eduard Hovy (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Kenji Imamura (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan)
Satoshi Kinoshita (Japan Patent Information Organization (Japio), Japan)
Sadao Kurohashi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Toshiaki Nakazawa (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Takashi Ninomiya (Ehime University, Japan)
Bruno Pouliquen (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Svetlana Sheremetyeva (South Ural State Universtiy, Russia)
Jun'ichi Tsujii (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan)
Shoichi Yokoyama (Yamagata University, Japan)
Jiajun Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

For more information on MT Summit 2019, please visit:

Workshop Web-site:

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