Special Track on Cross-language Algorithms and Applications

Track Editor

LluÍs Màrquez, Qatar Computing Research Institute

Associate Editors

Marta R. Costa-jussà, Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T Labs-Research

Patrik Lambert, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Elena Montiel-Ponsoda, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Track Overview

With the increasingly global nature of our everyday interactions, the need for multilingual technologies to support efficient and effective information access and communication cannot be overemphasized. Computational modeling of language has been the focus of Natural Language Processing, a sub-discipline of Artificial Intelligence. One of the current challenges for this discipline is to design methodologies and algorithms that are cross-lingual in order to create multilingual technologies rapidly.

The goal of this special track on cross-language algorithms and applications is to present leading research in this area, emphasizing emerging unifying themes that could lead to the development of the science of multi- and cross-lingualism.

The papers selected to the track cover a broad range of cross-lingual technologies including machine translation, domain and language adaptation for sentiment analysis, cross-lingual lexical resources, dependency parsing, information retrieval and knowledge representation. In addition, the special issue provides an introduction that motivates the work in this area and provides a summary of the contributions of the eight papers that were initially accepted.

In an attempt to accommodate a broader sample of interesting papers on cross-language algorithms and applications, other papers appropriate for the topic were accepted to the track at a later time. These are marked with an asterisk (*) below and they are not covered in the introductory paper.


Each entry in this table of contents provides links to an individual article and its appendices (if any):

Marta R. Costa-jussà, Srinivas Bangalore, Patrik Lambert, Lluís Màrquez and Elena Montiel-Ponsoda (2016) "Introduction to the Special Issue on Cross-Language Algorithms and Applications", Volume 55, pages 1-15

Abstract | PDF | PostScript | doi:10.1613/jair.5022
Appendix - Erratum

Víctor M. Sánchez-Cartagena, Juan Antonio Pérez-Ortiz and Felipe Sánchez-Martínez (2016) "Integrating Rules and Dictionaries from Shallow-Transfer Machine Translation into Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation", Volume 55, pages 17-61

Abstract | PDF | doi:10.1613/jair.4761

Yulia Tsvetkov and Chris Dyer (2016) "Cross-Lingual Bridges with Models of Lexical Borrowing", Volume 55, pages 63-93

Abstract | PDF | doi:10.1613/jair.4786

Saif M. Mohammad, Mohammad Salameh and Svetlana Kiritchenko (2016) "How Translation Alters Sentiment", Volume 55, pages 95-130

Abstract | PDF | doi:10.1613/jair.4787

Alejandro Moreo Fernández, Andrea Esuli and Fabrizio Sebastiani (2016) "Distributional Correspondence Indexing for Cross-Lingual and Cross-Domain Sentiment Classification.", Volume 55, pages 131-163

Abstract | PDF | doi:10.1613/jair.4762

Mamoun Abu Helou, Matteo Palmonari and Mustafa Jarrar (2016) "Effectiveness of Automatic Translations for Cross-Lingual Ontology Mapping", Volume 55, pages 165-208

Abstract | PDF | doi:10.1613/jair.4789

Ahmad Khwileh, Debasis Ganguly and Gareth J. F. Jones (2016) "Utilisation of Metadata Fields and Query Expansion in Cross-Lingual Search of User-Generated Internet Video", Volume 55, pages 249-281

Abstract | PDF | doi:10.1613/jair.4775

Jörg Tiedemann and Zeljko Agić (2016) "Synthetic Treebanking for Cross-Lingual Dependency Parsing", Volume 55, pages 209-248

Abstract | PDF | doi:10.1613/jair.4785

Jan Rupnik, Andrej Muhic, Gregor Leban, Primoz Skraba, Blaz Fortuna and Marko Grobelnik (2016) "News Across Languages - Cross-Lingual Document Similarity and Event Tracking", Volume 55, pages 283-316

Abstract | PDF | doi:10.1613/jair.4780

(*) Jiang Guo, Wanxiang Che, David Yarowsky, Haifeng Wang and Ting Liu (2016) "A Distributed Representation-Based Framework for Cross-Lingual Transfer Parsing", Volume 55, pages 995-1023

Abstract | PDF | doi:10.1613/jair.4955