International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2006

Keihanna Science City, Kyoto, Japan
November 27-28, 2006

Overview of the IWSLT 2006 Evaluation Campaign

Michael Paul

ATR Spoken Language Communication Research Labs, Keihanna Science City, Kyoto, Japan

This paper gives an overview of the evaluation campaign results of the International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2006. In this workshop, we focused on the translation of spontaneous speech. The translation directions were Arabic, Chinese, Italian, or Japanese into English. In total, 21 translation systems from 19 research groups participated in this year's evaluation campaign. Both automatic and subjective evaluations were carried out in order to investigate the impact of spontaneity aspects on automatic speech recognition (ASR) and machine translation (MT) system performance as well as the robustness of state-of-the-art MT systems towards speech recognition errors.

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Bibliographic reference.  Paul, Michael (2006): "Overview of the IWSLT 2006 evaluation campaign", In IWSLT-2006, 1-15.