This two-day workshop addresses two specific but related research problems in computational linguistics.
The ESIRMT event (1st day) aims at reducing the gap, both theoretical and practical, between information retrieval and machine translation research and applications. Although both fields have been already contributing to each other instrumentally, there is still too much work to be done in relation to solidly framing these two fields into a common ground of knowledge from both the procedural and paradigmatic perspectives.
The HyTra event (2nd day) aims at sharing ideas among researchers developing and applying statistical, example-based, or rule-based machine translation systems and who wish to enhance their systems with elements from the other approaches.
The joint workshop will provide participants with the opportunity of discussing research related to technology integration and system combination strategies at both the general level of cross-language information access and the specific level of machine translation technologies.