30 years of Lecture Translator

  • 1991

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


  • 1992

    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.


  • 1993

    ISL presented the first spontaneous speech translation system


  • 2005

    ISL presented the first real-time simultaneous speech translation system for lectures


  • January 1, 2012

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


  • February 1, 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


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