International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2006
Keihanna Science City, Kyoto, Japan
Speech to speech translation is a challenging research problem. To simplify the
task and make it somewhat more feasible, the first research project addressing
this topic in the 1990's worked on restricted domains such as scheduling appointment.
TC-STAR (Technology and Corpora for Speech to Speech Translation) is the first joint research project addressing speech-to-speech translation in an unrestricted domain. TC-STAR works on European parliamentary speeches in native or non-native English and Spanish. The topics of the speeches include everything that is discussed in the European Parliament. Moreover the translation of Chinese broadcast news into Englis was chosen in order to link the project to available international benchmarks.
My talk will give an overview of the TC-STAR project, the main achievements and the results of the last evaluation campaign.
Bibliographic reference. Lazzari, Gianni (2006): "TC-STAR: a speech to speech translation project", In IWSLT-2006, (abstract)