Interactive Systems Labs (ISL)
IWSLT2018groupIWSLT 2017, Japan

The 14th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation took place at Waseda University, Japan on Dec. 14-15, 2017. Further information..

Keynote @ "Translating and the Computer"

At "Translating and the Computer", to be held in London on November 16&17, 2017, Alex Waibel gave a keynote on "Breaking down language barriers". Further information... 

Keynote @ MetaForum 2017

Alex Waibel was invited to give a keynote with the title "A Language Transparent Society" at Meta Forum 2017 in Brussels. Further information....

"Lecture Translator"welcomes international students

On October 12, 2017 (10.00-12.00am) KIT welcomes its new international students. The Lecture Translator is our welcome gift for all newcomers and will be presented during the welcome-event in the Audimax (further info...) - come and join us!

Keynote @ HAI, Bielefeld, Oct. 17-20, 2017

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  

FIT_PosterISL and QT21 win Machine Translation Tasks

On Sep. 30. the „International Translation Day“ takes place. ISL and his team in project „QT21“ have won several machine translation tasks at WMT 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark (detailed results...). ISL's machine translation is also part of the lecture translation system.  

CLICS & interACT exchange program, new deadline on Nov. 27, 2017

CLICS and interACT offer a student exchange program, next deadline for application is on Nov. 27, 2017. Do your final thesis in one of the best labs worldwide. Further info on CLICS and on interACT... 

open-door-day_KIT_LT_30062017Lecture Translator @ KIT's open door day

We presented our simultaneous machine translation on June 30, 2017 within the open door day at KIT's campus north. About 35.000 people visited the open door day! 

HRK_Ehrensenator201707Alex Waibel "Ehrensenator" of HRK

The German Rector's Conference (HRK) will award Prof. Alex Waibel "Ehrensenator" on Monday, June 26, 2017. Further information on HRK-web

Alex Waibel's talk @ Digital Europe: Investment in the Future, Malta, June 2017

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.... 

Alex Waibel elected member of "Leopoldina"

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.

R2D2 for everybody - lecture at "Goethe-Institut Warschau"

On 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...

Welcome gift for students from abroad: The lecture translator!

On April 18 the welcoming event for students from abroad took place in the Audimax, followed by an exhibition in the foyer. We presented our welcome gift to the students: Automatic simultaneous translation of lectures by the lecture translator! 

S2STechReportCoverTAUS Speech-to-Speech Translation Technology Report online!

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....


interACT exchange: May 15 - Deadline for Application!

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... 

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

The 14th "International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation, IWSLT" will take place in Tokyo, Japan on Dec. 14 & 15, 2017 - further information...