Alex Waibel will give a keynote on "Multilingual and Multimodal Assistants and Mediators" @ the 5th International Conference on Human-Agent-Interaction, to be held in Bielefeld, Germany on Oct. 17-20, 2017
The German Rector's Conference (HRK) awarded Prof. Alex Waibel "Ehrensenator" on Monday, June 26, 2017. Further information on HRK-web
Alex Waibel was invited to discuss the "The next generation internet - a key priority of the future" during the "Digital Assembly", organized by the European Commission in Malta on June 15-16, 2017. Follow the discussion via web stream....
April 21 Dr. Sebastian Stüker was invited by the "Goethe Institut Poland" to present new technologies in automatic speech recognition and machine translation, followed by a discussion with about 50 participants, further information...
On April 18 the welcoming event for students from abroad took place in the Audimax, followed by an exhibition in the foyer. Our welcome gift for the students: Automatic simultaneous translation of lectures by the lecture translator!
On March 15, 2017 Prof. Alex Waibel was elected to the Leopoldina, one of the oldest academies of science in the world. It is dedicated to the advancement of science for the benefit of humankind and to the goal of shaping a better future. With some 1.500 members, the Leopoldina brings together outstanding scientists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries.
The report (Authors: Mark Seligman, Alex Waibel and Andrew Joscelyne) provides an overview of S2S translation technologies for everyone who is working in the translation field. Further information / download....
You want to do your final thesis in one of the best research labs worldwide? Apply for the interACT-exchange until May 15, 2017. Further information...
Follow the "Translation Technology Webinar" Alex Waibel hold on Feb. 01, 2017 on Speech to Speech Translation .
IWSLT 2017 will take place in Tokyo, Japan on Dec. 14 and 15, 2017. Save the date! Further information...
The 13th IWSLT took place at Microsoft Research, Seattle, Redmond on Dec. 08 & 09, 2016. See IWLST-web for further information...
"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.
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.
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...
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...
The 11th IWSLT will take place in South Lake Tahoe, California Nevada on Dec. 4-5, 2014. More information: IWSLT 2014 website
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.
The 10th IWSLT will take place in the castle of Heidelberg on Dec. 5-6, 2013. More information: IWSLT 2013 website
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...
Jan Niehues and Alex Waibel won the "IWSLT 2012 Best Paper Award" with their paper entitled: Continuous Space Language Models using Restricted Boltzmann Machines
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
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:
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:
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 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!
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
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.
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.