Since its beginning, the interactive Systems labs were involved in many international research projects.
Some examples are:
EU-BRIDGE aims at developing automatic transcription and translation technology that will permit the development of innovative multimedia captioning and translation services of audiovisual documents between European and non-European languages. The project will provide streaming technology that can convert speech from lectures, meetings, and telephone conversations into the text in another language.
ISL is coordinator of the project.
Funding at KIT: ca. EUR 1.5 million
Quality Translation 21 is a machine translation project which received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program me.
BULB (Breaking the Unwritten Language Barrier) aims at supporting the documentation of unwritten languages with the help of automatic speech and language processing, in particular automatic speech recognition (ASR) and machine translation (MT). BULB addresses the documentation of three mostly unwritten African languages of the Bantu family (Basaa, Myene and Embosi).
Rapid porting of keyword search for new languages.
Funding at KIT: ca. USD 260 thousand
Learning foreign languages by using virtual reality serious games.
Funding at KIT: ca. EUR 112 thousand
Quaero is a program promoting research and industrial innovation on technologies for automatic analysis and classification of multimedia and multilingual documents.
The partners collaborate on research and the realisation of advanced demonstrators and prototypes of innovating applications and services for access and usage of multimedia information, such as spoken language, images, video and music.
Funding at KIT: ca. EUR 5.1 million
The Collaborative Research Centre 588 “Humanoid Robots – Learning and Cooperating Multimodal Robots” was established on July 1st, 2001 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and will run until June 30th 2012.
The goal of this interdisciplinary research project is the development of humanoid robots which resemble humans in their ways of acting in the world, of reasoning and of communicating about the world. Apart from the development of mechatronic components for humanoid robots, the research efforts span a wide range of disciplines such as learning from observation, multi-modal human-humanoid interaction, interpretation of human activities, as well as the execution of grasping and manipulating tasks in a human-centered environment.
CHIL - Computers in the Human Interaction Loop - is an Integrated Project (IP 506909) under the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme. It is jointly coordinated by Universität Karlsruhe (TH) and the Fraunhofer Institute IITB. The project was launched on January, 1st 2004 and has a duration of 44 months.
TC-STAR is envisioned as a long term effort focused on advanced research in all core technologies for speech to speech translation (SST): speech recognition, speech translation and speech synthesis.
The Consortium for Speech Translation Advanced Research (C-STAR) has emerged from originally informal bilateral
collaborations between research labs interested in Automatic Translation of Spoken Language.
Facilitating Agents for Multi-Cultural Exchange
The vision of the FAME project was to construct and intelligent agent to facilitate communication among people from different cultures who collaborate on solving a common problem. The FAME agent serves as an information butler by supporting multimodal interaction in a transparent way. He does not intervene in the conversation, but remains in the background to provide appropriate support.
View 4 You
View 4 You automatically records the "Tagesschau" every day and allows the user to retrieve video segments of news items for different topics using spoken language input.
The project aims at supporting multilingual and multimodal negotiation in e-commerce and e-service by providing a robust, flexible, scalable and portable speech-to-speech translation system.
Das Verbmobil-System erkennt gesprochene Spontansprache, analysiert die Eingabe, übersetzt sie in eine
Fremdsprache, erzeugt einen Satz und spricht ihn aus.