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TAUS-webinar by Alex Waibel

Follow the "Translation Technology Webinar" Alex Waibel hold on Feb. 01, 2017 on Speech to Speech Translation 

Save the Date: IWSLT 2017

IWSLT 2017 will take place in Tokyo, Japan on Dec. 14 and 15, 2017. Save the date! Further information... 

IWSLT 2016, Seattle, US

The 13th IWSLT took place at Microsoft Research, Seattle, Redmond on Dec. 08 & 09, 2016. See IWLST-web for further information... 

First CLICS-Winterschool, Dec. 2016

The first CLICS-Winterschool on "Challenges in Automatic Speech Recognition" took place @ Microsoft Research in December 2016. Browse the program here... 

Keynote at ELRC-Conference and demo @ European Commission in Brussels

"The use of MT at universities" was the topic of Alex Waibel's keynote @ the 2nd ELRC Conference , Brussels, Oct. 26. On the "Translating Europe Forum 2016", organised on Oct. 27&28 by the European Commission, Prof. Waibel presented in the "Tech-lab" during the hands-on sessions with experts his simultaneous automatic translation as tools to help with translations. 

Symposium: 25 years of interACT, July 14-16, 2016

Building Bridges  - Breaking Barriers is the topic of the international symposium on the occasion of interACT's 25th birthday. We will celebrate in Baden-Baden, Germany on July 14-16, 2016. For further information please visit the event-web under www.interact25.org.  

CFP - MT Journal: Special Issue on Spoken Language Translation

There will be a special issue of MT Journal on the topic of Spoken Language Translation. Deadline for paper submission is July 15, 2016. Call for papers see here... 

Alex Waibel awarded IEEE Fellow

The IEEE Board of Directors elevated Prof. Alex Waibel to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2015, for his contributions to neural network based speech recognition and translation and multimodal interface, further information...

IWSLT 2014 - save the date

The 11th IWSLT will take place in South Lake Tahoe, California Nevada on Dec. 4-5, 2014. More information: IWSLT 2014 website 

Alex Waibel key note at ICRA 2013

Alex Waibel gave a key note on "Multi- und Cross-lingual Robotic Assistants" at ICRA 2013 in Karslruhe.

EU-Commissioner Neelie Kroes at EU-BRIDGE booth

Prof. Alex Waibel presented EU-BRIDGE and in particular its use-case "simultaneous translation of university lectures" to EU-Commissioner Neelie Kroes at CeBIT in Hannover on March 05, 2013.  

ISL @ CeBIT 2013!

ISL will show the simultaneous automatic translation of lectures at CeBIT 2013. You will find us in the CeBIT-lab (hall 9) at the KIT-booth. For further information see the lecture translator at CeBIT-web

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Schloss Heidelberg
IWSLT 2013 - save the date

The 10th IWSLT will take place in the castle of Heidelberg on Dec. 5-6, 2013. More information: IWSLT 2013 website

9th IWSLT 2012, HKUST, Dec. 6-7, 2012

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 9th IWSLT takes place at the interACT-partner HKUST, Hong Kong on Dec. 6-7, 2012. More information...

IWSLT 2012 - Best Paper Award for Jan Niehues & Alex Waibel

Jan Niehues and Alex Waibel won the "IWSLT 2012 Best Paper Award" with their paper entitled: Continuous Space Language Models using Restricted Boltzmann Machines

EP_Rectors Conf. Oct 2012
Alex Waibel Keynote at the European Parliament

Prof. Alex Waibel presented the automtic simultaneous lecture translation technology at the European Parliament on the conference: „New Technologies and Education for Multilingualism going Global“ (October 18 and 19, 2012). Follow his talk „Simultaneous Machine Interpretation – Utopia?“ via the live stream from October 19, 09.30am

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Lecture Translator @ ShanghAI Lectures

On Oct. 11, 2012 Alex Waibel gave a guest talk "Breaking the Language Barrier" @ the ShanghAI lectures. Follow the lecture and the simulteneous translation by machine via the webcast:

University without Language Barriers!

On June 11, 2012 we have introduced the First Simultaneous Translation Service by Computer. 

Follow the presentaion via the live-stream

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NAIST new partner in interACT

The Nara Institute of Science and Technology is the eight interACT-partner. NAIST-president Akira Isogai and KIT-president Horst Hippler signed the agreement on April 09, 2012 at NAIST, Japan


Luxembourg, Feb. 6-7: Official kick-off EU-BRIDGE. The 11 partners will develop above state-of-the art speech and machine translation capabilities in view of new and more challenging business us cases. Further info under:


ISL @ AAAS 2012

ISL will present it’s open domain speech translation system at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Feb. 16-20, 2012.

KIT im Rathaus

The KIT-Focus Anthropomatics and Robotics" will be presented at the next "KIT im Rathaus" in Karlsruhe, on January 17, 2012, beginning at 6.30 pm. Further information under http://www.zak.kit.edu/2534.php

ISL @ Fakultätentag 2011

ISL presented it's research fields to the new students of computer science during the "Fakultätentag 2011". Warm welcome to all new students and the invitation to always stop by our lab to gather more information!

IWSLT 2011

Evaluation and registration is now open for the 11th international workshop on speech translation, to be held in San Francisco on Dec. 8-9, 2011. Further information under: www.iwslt2011.org 

Meta-Prize winner Prof. Alex Waibel, Georg Rehm (DFKI) and
META Prize for Jibbigo

Jibbigo received the European Meta Prize for outstanding mobile voice translators bringing speech translation to mobile devices. Awarded by the Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance (META), the prize was handed over to Prof. Alex Waibel in Budapest on June 28, 2011.  

Best Results

Three times best results in three speech pairs: Alex Waibels team received outstanding results in the most important evaluation for European Languages: On the 6th Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation 2011.