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Thursday, August 04, 2011 by Chris Wellekens

3-3-26 (2011-12-08) CfP 8th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation

     8th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation

             (IWSLT 2011)


First Call for Participation


December 8-9, 2011

    San Francisco, CA, USA


The International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) is a yearly scientific workshop, associated with an open evaluation campaign on spoken language translation, where both scientific papers and system descriptions are presented. The 8th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation will take place in downtown San Francisco, 8-9 December 2011.


=== Scientific Papers ===

The IWSLT invites submissions of scientific papers to be published in the workshop proceedings and presented at the workshop, either in oral or poster form. The workshop welcomes high quality contributions covering theoretical and practical issues in the field of machine translation (MT), in general, and spoken language translation (SLT), Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), and Text-to-Speech Synthesis (TTS), in particular. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

-       MT and SLT approaches and evaluation

-       Integration of ASR and MT

-       Language resources for MT and SLT

-       Open source software for MT and SLT

-       Adaptation in MT

-       Simultaneous speech translation

-       Speech translation of lectures

-       Efficiency in MT

-       Stream-based algorithms for MT

-       Multilingual ASR and TTS

-       Rich transcription of speech for MT

-       Translation of on-verbal events

Important dates:

 - Paper submission due                 30 September 2011

 - Notification of acceptance                       31 October 2011

 - Camera-ready paper due                       11 November 2011

=== Evaluation Campaign ===

The IWSLT 2011 Evaluation Campaign will focus on the translation of TED Talks, a collection of public speeches on a variety of topics. Four tracks are organized addressing different research tasks:

·      ASR track: automatic transcription of talks from audio to text (in English)

·      SLT track: speech translation of talks from audio (or ASR output) to text (from English to French)

·      MT track: text translation of talks (from English to French, Arabic to English, and Chinese to English)

·      SC track: system combination of ASR outputs (in English) and MT outputs (in English and French)

Training of MT systems and language models for ASR is constrained to data supplied by the organizers. Supplied training, development, and test data will be available under the workshop’s webpage.

Important dates: 

-       01 Sep 2011 - Release of ASR test data

-       11 Sep 2011 - Submission of ASR runs

-       13 Sep 2011 - Release of ASR-SC test data

-       18 Sep 2011 - Submission of ASR System Combination runs

-       20 Sep 2011 - Release of SLT and MT test data

-       25 Sep 2011 - Submission of SLT and MT runs

-       27 Sep 2011 - Release of MT System Combination test data

-       30 Sep 2011 - Submission of MT System Combination runs

-       15 Oct 2011 - Submission of system paper

-       31 Oct 2011 - Notification of acceptance

-       11 Nov 2011 - Camera ready version


=== Organizers===

- Alex Waibel (CMU, USA / KIT Germany; Workshop Chair)

- Marcello Federico (FBK-irst, Italy; Evaluation Campaign Chair)

- Mei-Yuh Hwang (Microsoft Research, USA; Program Committee Co-Chair)

- Sebastian Stüker (KIT, Germany; Program Committee Co-Chair)

=== All information as it becomes available can be found at the workshop’s webpage: ===

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