IWSLT 2012 - Best Paper Award for Jan Niehues & Alex Waibel

Jan Niehues and Alex Waibel won the "IWSLT 2012 Best Paper Award" with their paper entitled: Continuous Space Language Models using Restricted Boltzmann Machines

9th IWSLT, HKUST, Dec. 6-7, 2012

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... 

EP_Rectors Conf. Oct 2012Alex Waibel Keynote at the European Parliament

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


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Lecture Translator @ ShanghAI Lectures

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:

Lecture_Translator1.jpgUniversity without Language Barriers!

On June 11, 2012 we have introduced the First Simultaneous Translation Service by Computer. 

Follow the presentaion via the live-stream

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New interactive systems labs flyer available
NAIST new partner in interACT

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:

ISL @ AAAS 2012

ISL will present it’s open domain speech translation system at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Feb. 16-20, 2012.
KIT im Rathaus

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

ISL @ Fakultätentag 2011

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!

IWSLT 2011

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: 

Meta-Prize winner Prof. Alex Waibel, Georg Rehm (DFKI) and META Prize for Jibbigo

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.  

Best Results

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.