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WMT 2018
3rd Conference on Machine Translation
Event in series WMT
Dates 2018/10/31 (iCal) - 2018/11/01
Homepage: http://www.statmt.org/wmt18/
Location: Brussels, Belgium
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Important dates
Papers: 2018/07/27
Submissions: 2018/07/27
Camera ready due: 2018/08/31
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THIRD CONFERENCE ON MACHINE TRANSLATION (WMT18), October 31 — November 1, 2018,Brussels, Belgium

This conference builds on a series of annual workshops and conferences on statistical machine translation, going back to 2006:

  • the NAACL-2006 Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation,
  • the ACL-2007 Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation,
  • the ACL-2008 Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation,
  • the EACL-2009 Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation,
  • the ACL-2010 Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation
  • the EMNLP-2011 Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation,
  • the NAACL-2012 Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation,
  • the ACL-2013 Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation,
  • the ACL-2014 Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation,
  • the EMNLP-2015 Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation,
  • the First Conference on Machine Translation (at ACL-2016).
  • the Second Conference on Machine Translation (at EMNLP-2017).


  • Release of training data for shared tasks: January/February, 2018
  • Evaluation periods for shared tasks: May/June, 2018
  • Paper submission deadline: July 27th, 2018
  • Paper notification: August 18th, 2018
  • Camera-ready version due: August 31st, 2018
  • Conference in Brussels October 31 - November 1, 2018


This year's conference will feature the following shared tasks:

  • a news translation task
  • a biomedical translation task ,
  • an automatic post-editing task,
  • a metrics task (assess MT quality given reference translation).
  • a quality estimation task (assess MT quality without access to any reference),
  • a multimodal translation task


In addition to the shared tasks, the conference will also feature scientific papers on topics related to MT. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • MT models (neural, statistical etc. )
  • analysis of neural models for MT
  • using comparable corpora for MT
  • selection and preparation of training data for MT
  • incorporating linguistic information into MT
  • decoding
  • system combination
  • error analysis
  • manual and automatic methods for evaluating MT
  • quality estimation for MT


This shared task will examine translation between the following language pairs:

  • English-Chinese and Chinese-English
  • English-Czech and Czech-English
  • English-Estonian and Estonian-English
  • English-Finnish and Finnish-English
  • English-German and German-English
  • English-Kazakh and Kazakh-English
  • English-Russian and Russian-English
  • English-Turkish and Turkish-English

REGISTRATION AND VISA INFORMATION These will both be handled by EMNLP 2018.

Facts about "WMT 2018"
AcronymWMT 2018 +
Camera ready dueAugust 31, 2018 +
End dateNovember 1, 2018 +
Event in seriesWMT +
Event typeConference +
Has coordinates50° 50' 30", 4° 21' 30"Latitude: 50.841680555556
Longitude: 4.3582388888889
Has location cityBrussels +
Has location countryCategory:Belgium +
Homepagehttp://www.statmt.org/wmt18/ +
IsAEvent +
Paper deadlineJuly 27, 2018 +
Start dateOctober 31, 2018 +
Submission deadlineJuly 27, 2018 +
Title3rd Conference on Machine Translation +