Pronoun-Focused MT and Cross-Lingual Pronoun Prediction: Findings of the 2015 DiscoMT Shared Task on Pronoun Translation

Christian Hardmeier, Qatar Computing Institute, Sara Stymne, Jörg Tiedemann, Yannick Versley, Mauro Cettolo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review


We describe the design, the evaluation setup, and the results of the DiscoMT 2015 shared task, which included two subtasks, relevant to both the machine translation (MT) and the discourse communities: (i) pronoun-focused translation, a practical MT task, and (ii) cross-lingual pronoun prediction, a classification task that requires no specific MT expertise and is interesting as a machine learning task in its own right. We focused on the English–French language pair, for which MT output is generally of high quality, but has visible issues with pronoun translation due
to differences in the pronoun systems of the two languages. Six groups participated in the pronoun-focused translation task and eight groups in the cross-lingual pronoun prediction task
Original languageOther/Unknown
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second Workshop on Discourse in Machine Translation (DiscoMT),
Number of pages16
PublisherThe Association for Computational Linguistics
Publication date1 Sep 2015
ISBN (Print)978-1-94163-32-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventWorkshop on Discourse in Machine Translation (DiscoMT), - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 17 Sep 201517 Sep 2015
Conference number: 2

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages

Cite this