MT Marathon 2016 Programme

Going Neural this year!


All videos are available here (not all sessions were recorded). Click the video icons below for direct links.

Monday September 12
9.00-10.30 Lecture: MT Evaluation video and Significance Testing
S9 Lucia Specia (USFD), Yvette Graham (DCU)
11.00-12.00 Keynote: Neural Networks in MT: Past, Present and Future (historical video) video
S9 Holger Schwenk (Facebook AI Research)
12.00-12.30 Project Proposals video
S9 see the live list of proposed projects
and Boaster slides (username and password: mtm)
14.00-15.30 Lecture: Introduction to Neural Networks: Linear Regression, Logistic Regression
(slides source, historical video) video
S9 Marcin Junczys-Dowmunt (AMU)
16.00-17.00 Exercise: Introduction to Theano (slides source)
SU2 Marcin Junczys-Dowmunt (AMU)
Tuesday September 13
9.00-10.30 Lecture: Training Neural Networks, Backpropagation (slides source) video
S9 Marcin Junczys-Dowmunt (AMU)
11.00-12.00 Keynote: Directed MT Research for Commercial Settings video
S9 Adrià de Gispert (SDL Research and Cambridge University)
14.00-15.30 Lab: Theano on CPUs (continuation from Monday)
SU2 Marcin Junczys-Dowmunt (AMU)
16.00-17.00 Lab: Amazon EC2, SGE and GPU Warm-up; Wiki: EC2, ÚFAL cluster
SU2 Tomáš Musil (CUNI)
Wednesday September 14
9.00-10.00 Lecture: N-Gram Language Modelling, including Feed-Forward NNs video
S9 Kenneth Heafield (UEDIN)
10.00-10.30 Lecture: Word Embeddings, Introduction to Recurrent NNs video
S9 David Vilar Torres (Nuance)
11.00-12.00 Lecture: Advanced Recurrent NNs (Backpropagation in Time, LSTM, ...) video
S9 David Vilar Torres (Nuance)
14.00-15.30 Lab: Character-Level LMs in Practice (supplementary files)
SU2 David Vilar Torres (Nuance)
16.00-17.00 Project mid-week reports video
S9 please commit to the SVN and browse here (username and password: mtm)
18.00-00.00 Social event
Letná beer garden
Thursday September 15
9.00-10.30 Lecture: Neural Machine Translation video
S9 Rico Sennrich (UEDIN)
11.00-12.00 Keynote: Future Directions in Neural Machine Translation (motivating video) video
S9 Orhan Firat (Middle East Technical University), Kyunghyun Cho (New York University)
12.00-12.20 Boaster Session for Posters
S9 see Poster Boasters (username and password: mtm)
14.00-15.30 Lab: Nematus (handout source for copy-paste)
SU2 Rico Sennrich (UEDIN)
16.00-17.00 Poster and Demo Session
first floor see Accepted Papers
Friday September 16
9.00-10.30 Lecture: Phrase-Based MT Summary (motivating video) video
S9 Ulrich Germann (UEDIN)
11.00-12.00 Keynote: Presentation on the SUMMA project and the BBC's ALTO video translation tool (results: Japanese, Russian) video
S9 Susanne Weber (BBC News Labs)
14.00-15.30 Lab: Modern MT (Moses Wrapped; tutorial setup)
SU2 Ulrich Germann (UEDIN)
16.00-17.00 Keynote: Recent trends in Computer-Assisted Translation video
S9 Philipp Koehn (Johns Hopkins University)
Saturday September 17
9.00-10.30 Written Exam! ;-) (questions, solutions)
S9 Milan Straka (CUNI)
11.00-12.30 Project reports, Closing
S9 see slides (username and password: mtm)
12.30-14.00 lunch (if pre-booked or you fit)
14.00-15.30 Project reports, Closing (Part II, if needed; no coffee afterwards!)