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Research-History at ISL, 20 years of research in the field of speech:

Established initially as a collaboration at the Interactive Systems Laboratories of Universität Karlsruhe (TH) and Carnegie Mellon University in 1991 it has since grown and flourished into a joint center between the Computer Science departments of eight of the leading universities in this field worldwide.



ISL introduced JANUS, the first speech translation system in Europe and the US and demonstrated the feasibility of speaker-independent, continuous speech translation.


ISL founded the international Consortium for Speech Translation Advanced Research (C-STAR), the earliest team effort on speech translation, together with partners in the US and Japan. C-STAR continues to host and manage the annual IWSLT workshops and evaluations.


ISL presented the first spontaneous speech translation system


ISL presented the first real-time simultaneous speech translation system for lectures./p>

January 01, 2012

ISL partnered up with the French-German INTERREG-project EVEIL-3D

February 01, 2012

The Integrated Project, EU-BRIDGE, started - funded by the European Commission under FP7 and coordinated by ISL.

May, 2012

Main event: Our Lecture Translator is introduced and launched at the KIT. The introduction was a main press event at the University and it has since then served many foreign students in their education here @ KIT