The 10th Workshop on Patent and Scientific Literature Translation


First Call for Papers

The 10th Workshop on Patent and Scientific Literature Translation (PSLT 2023) 5th September, 2023

Following the success of the previous workshops on Patent and Scientific Literature Translation, we are organizing the 10th Workshop on Patent and Scientific Literature Translation (PSLT 2023) held in conjunction with MT Summit 2023 in Macau SAR, China. Online participation is also welcome. Machine translation of patent information and different types of scientific literature is in high demand, while there still remain open problems to make the machine translation results more sophisticated. The workshop covers a wide range of topics related to the unique features of scientific literature including patents, scientific papers, and technical reports. 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

Derek Wong (University of Macau)
TBA (The Intellectual Property Publishing House, China)

●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 literature

●Important Dates

- Friday, 14th July (extended): Paper submission deadline (Papers must be submitted by 23:59 (UTC-12 hours))
- Thursday, 27th July (extended): Notifications to authors
- Friday, 4th August (extended): Camera-ready versions due
- Tuesday, 5th September: Workshop

●Submission Instructions

The format for papers is the same as for regular MT Summit 2023 style guide.

Papers should not be longer than 10 pages of content (for references, unlimited number of pages is allowed). The papers must follow the MT Summit 2023 style guides (PDF version, LaTeX version, MS Word version, and Overleaf template( be submitted in PDF format. To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and affiliations within the paper and avoid obvious self-references. Papers must represent new work that has not been previously published (pre-prints posted online on servers such as arXiv do not count as published papers, and thus are allowed to be submitted; we do not require a 1-month anonymity period for previous submissions on arXiv). Authors submitting a similar paper to another conference or workshop must specify this at submission time; if the paper is accepted to multiple venues, the author must choose which one to present at. Papers must be submitted to the following website by the conference submission deadline:

●Workshop Organization

PC Co-Chairs:
Takashi Tsunakawa(Shizuoka University, Japan)
Katsuhito Sudoh(Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Isao Goto(NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan)

Yuki Arase (Osaka University, Japan)
Hiroshi Echizen'ya (Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan)
Kenji Imamura(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology(NICT), Japan)
Genichiro Kikui (Japan Science and Technology Agency)
Mamoru Komachi (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
Sadao Kurohashi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Toshiaki Nakazawa (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Takashi Ninomiya (Ehime University, Japan)
Naoaki Okazaki (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Satoshi Sonoh (Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation, Japan)
Jun Suzuki (Tohoku University, Japan)
Akihiro Tamura (Doshisha University, Japan)
Jun'ichi Tsujii (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan)
Xiangli Wang (Deep Language Co.,Ltd., Japan)
Taro Watanabe (Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan)

For more information on MT Summit 2023, please visit:
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