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IWSLT 2016 : The 13th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation


When Dec 8, 2016 - Dec 9, 2016
Submission Deadline Sep 30, 2016

Call For Papers

The 13th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation

December 8-9, 2016 - Seattle, USA.

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 13th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation will take place in Seattle, WA, USA, on December 8-9, 2016.

Evaluation Campaign

IWSLT will feature evaluation tracks on speech-to-text transcription (ASR), speech-to-text translation (SLT) and text-to-text translation (MT) in two application scenarios: subtitling of video lectures and simultaneous translation of videoconferences. Languages covered this year are English, German, French, and Czech. Training and development data will be released to the participants through the workshop website begin of May 2016.

Scientific papers:

The IWSLT invites submissions of scientific papers to be published in the workshop proceedings and presented in dedicated technical sessions of the workshop, either in oral or poster form. The workshop welcomes high quality, original contributions covering theoretical and practical issues in the fields of automatic speech recognition and machine translation that are applied to spoken language translation. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

MT and SLT approaches

Multilingual ASR and TTS

Integration of ASR and MT

Rich transcription of speech for MT

MT and SLT evaluation

Neural network methods in ASR, MT and SLT

Language resources for MT and SLT

Adaptation for ASR, MT and SLT

Open source software for ASR, MT and SLT

Post- and Pre-processing for ASR, MT and SLT

Applications of MT and SLT

Efficiency in ASR, MT and SLT


Scientific Papers

Oct 09: paper submissions

Evaluation Campaign

May 2: release of train and dev data

Sep 1-9: ASR evaluation period

Oct 31: notification of acceptance

Sep 15-23: SLT evaluation period

Nov 11: camera ready

Sep 26 – Oct 7: MT evaluation period

Oct 30: system description paper due

Nov 18: review feedback

Nov 25: camera ready

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