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Program of the 11th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT 2014)

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December 04,2014

 

08:30-09:15

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

09:15-09:30

Welcome Remarks

Satoshi Nakamura (General Chair) & Alex Waibel (Steeting Committee Chair), NAIST, Japan & KIT/CMU, Germany/USA

09:30-10:30

Overview of IWSLT 2014 Evaluation

Marcello Federico & Sebastian Stüker, FBK, Italy  & KIT, Germany

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:30

EVALUATION CAMPAIGN

11:00-11:30

The NICT ASR System for IWSLT 2014

Peng Shen, Xugang Lu, Xinhui Hu, Naoyuki Kanda, Masahiro Saiko and Chiori Hori NICT, Japan

11:30-12:00

NTT-NAIST Syntax-based SMT Systems for IWSLT 2014

Katsuhito Sudoh, Graham Neubig, Kevin Duh and Katsuhiko Hayashi, NTT and NAIST, Japan

12:00-12:30

LIMSI English-French Speech Translation System

Natalia Segal, Hélène Bonneau-Maynard, Quoc Khanh Do, Alexandre Al- lauzen, Jean-Luc Gauvain, Lori Lamel and François Yvon LIMSI/CNRS and Univ. Paris-Sud, France

12.:30–14:00

Lunch

14:00-16:00

ORAL SESSION I

14:00–14:30

Anticipatory Translation Model Adaptation for Bilingual Conversations

Sanjika Hewavitharana, Dennis Mehay, Sankaranarayanan Ananthakrishnan, Rohit Kumar and John Makhoul BBN, USA

14:30–15:00

Better Punctuation Prediction with Hierarchical Phrase-Based Translation

Stephan Peitz, Markus Freitag and Hermann Ney RWTH Aachen, Germany

15:00-15.30

Extracting Translation Pairs from Social Network Content

Matthias Eck, Yury Zemlyanskiy, Joy Zhang and Alex Waibel, Facebook, USA

15:30-16:00

Empirical Dependency-Based Head Finalization for Statistical Chinese-, English-, and French-to-Myanmar (Burmese) Machine Translation Chenchen Ding, Ye Kyaw Thu, Masao Utiyama, Andrew Finch and Eiichiro Sumita, NICT, Japan

16:00-16:30

Coffee Break

16:30-18:00

POSTER SESSION

 

Polish - English Speech Statistical Machine Translation Systems for the IWSLT 2014

Krzysztof Wolk and Krzysztof Marasek PJIIT, Poland

 

A Topic-based Approach for Post-processing Correction of Automatic Translations

Mohamed Morchid, Stéphane Huet and Richard Dufour LIA, France

 

The NICT Translation System for IWSLT 2014

Xiaolin Wang, Andrew Finch, Masao Utiyama, Taro Watanabe and Eiichiro Sumita NICT, Japan

 

The USTC Machine Translation System for IWSLT 2014

Shijin Wang, Yuguang Wang, Jianfeng Li, Yiming Cui and Lirong Dai

USTC, China

 

NTT-NAIST Syntax-based SMT Systems for IWSLT 2014

Katsuhito Sudoh, Graham Neubig, Kevin Duh and Katsuhiko Hayashi

NTT and NAIST, Japan

 

Improving In-Domain Data Selection For Small In-Domain Sets

Mohammed Mediani, Joshua Winebarger and Alex Waibel

KIT, Germany

 

Multilingual Deep Bottle Neck Features - A Study on Language Selection and Training Techniques

Markus Müller, Sebastian Stücker, Zaid Sheikh, Florian Metze and Alex Waibel KIT, Germany and LTI, Carnegie Mellon, USA

 

Word Confidence Estimation for Speech Translation

Laurent Besacier, Benjamin Lecouteux, Luong Ngoc Quang, Kaing Hour and Marwa Hadj Salah LIG, France

 

The NAIST-NTT TED Talk Treebank

Graham Neubig, Katsuhito Sudoh, Yusuke Oda, Kevin Duh, Hajime Tsukada and Masaaki Nagata NAIST, Japan

  Machine Translation of Multi-party Meetings: Segmentation and Disflu- ency Removal Strategies
Eunah Cho, Jan Niehues and Alex Waibel, KIT, Germany

 

The USFD SLT System for IWSLT 2014

Raymond W. M. Ng, Mortaza Doulaty, Rama Doddipatla, Wilker Aziz, Kashif Shah, Lucia Specia, Thomas Hain, Oscar Saz, Madina Hasan and Ghada Al- harbi Univ. Sheffield, UK

 

LIMSI English-French Speech Translation System

Natalia Segal, Hélène Bonneau-Maynard, Quoc Khanh Do, Alexandre Al- lauzen, Jean-Luc Gauvain, Lori Lamel and François Yvon LIMSI-CNRS and Univ. Paris-Sud, France

 

The LIUM English-to-French Spoken Language Translation System and the Vecsys/LIUM Automatic Speech Recognition System for Italian Lan- guage for IWSLT 2014

Anthony Rousseau, Loïc Barrault, Paul Deléglise, Yannick Estève, Holger Schwenk, Samir Bennacef, Armando Muscariello and Stephan Vanni

LIUM and Vecsys, France

 

FBK’s Machine Translation and Speech Translation Systems for the IWSLT 2014 Evaluation Campaign

Nicola Bertoldi, Prashant Mathur, Nicholas Ruiz and Marcello Federico FBK, Italy

19:00

SOCIAL EVENT DINNER

 

 

December 05,2014

 

09:00-10:30

ORAL SESSION II

09:00-10:00

Invited talk: Speech Translation for Everyone - Breaking down the Barri- ers Arul Menezes Microsoft Research, USA

10:00-10:30

Open Discussion: The future of IWSLT evaluation

Chair: Marcello Federico and Sebastian Stüker, FBK, Italy and KIT, Germany

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:30

ORAL SESSION III

11:00-11:30

An Exploration of Segmentation Strategies in Stream Decoding

Andrew Finch, Xiaolin Wang and Eiichiro Sumita, NICT, Japan

11:30-12:00

Discriminative Adaptation of Continuous Space Translation Models

Quoc-Khanh Do, Alexandre Allauzen and François Yvon, LIMSI-CNRS and Univ. Paris Sud, France

12:00-12:30

Lexical Translation Model Using A Deep Neural Network Architecture

Thanh-Le Ha, Jan Niehues and Alex Waibel, KIT, Germany

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-16:00

ORAL SESSION: QUALITY IN INTERPRETATION

14:00-15:00

Invited Talk: Olga Cosmidou

Quality assurance in multilingual conference interpreting - the European Parliament experience

Directorate-General for Interpretation and Conferences, Europe

15:00-16:00

Round Table: Quality in Interpretation

Chair: Alex Waibel

Participants: S. Altenberg, C. Bahr, O. Cosmidou, S. Stüker, D. Wu, F. Yvon

16:00-16:30

Coffee Break

16:30-18:00

POSTER SESSION II

 

Incremental Development of Statistical Machine Translation Systems

Li Gong, Aurélien Max and François Yvon, LIMSI-CNRS and Univ. Paris-Sud

 

Offline Extraction of Overlapping Phrases for Hierarchical Phrase-Based Translation

Sariya Karimova, Patrick Simianer and Stefan Riezler Heidelberg University, Germany

 

Translations of the CallHome Egyptian Arabic corpus for conversational speech translation

Gaurav Kumar, Yuan Cao, Ryan Cotterell, Chris Callison-Burch, Daniel Povey and Sanjeev Khudanpur, Heidelberg University, Germany

 

Rule-Based Preordering on Multiple Syntactic Levels in Statistical Ma- chine Translation

Ge Wu, Yuqi Zhang and Alex Waibel KIT, Germany

 

Advances in Dialectal Arabic Speech Recognition: A Study Using Twitter to Improve Egyptian ASR

Ahmed Ali, Hamdy Mubarak and Stephan Vogel QCRI, Qatar

 

The RWTH Aachen Machine Translation Systems for IWSLT 2014

Joern Wuebker, Stephan Peitz, Andreas Guta and Hermann Ney, RWTH Aachen, Germany

 

The Speech Recognition Systems of IOIT for IWSLT 2014

Quoc Bao Nguyen, Tat Thang Vu and Chi Mai Luong, UICT and OIIT, Vietnam

 

Combined Spoken Language Translation

Markus Freitag, Joern Wuebker, Stephan Peitz, Hermann Ney, Matthias Huck, Alexandra Birch, Nadir Durrani, Philipp Koehn, Mohammed Mediani, Isabel Slawik, Jan Niehues, Eunah Cho, Alex Waibel, Nicola Bertoldi, Mauro Cettolo and Marcello Federico, EU-BRIDGE Consortium, Europe

 

The KIT Translation Systems for IWSLT 2014

Isabel Slawik, Mohammed Mediani, Jan Niehues, Yuqi Zhang, Eunah Cho, Teresa Herrmann, Thanh-Le Ha and Alex Waibel KIT, Germany

 

FBK @ IWSLT 2014 - ASR track

Bagher Babaali, Romain Serizel, Shahab Jalalvand, Daniele Falavigna, Roberto Gretter and Diego Giuliani FBK, Italy

 

The UEDIN ASR Systems for the IWSLT 2014 Evaluation

Peter Bell, Pawel Swietojanski, Joris Driesen, Mark Sinclair, Fergus McInnes and Steve Renals Univ. Edinburgh, UK

 

Phrase-based Language Modelling for Statistical Machine Translation

Achraf Ben Romdhane, Salma Jamoussi, Kamel Smaïli and Abdelmajid Ben Hamadou ISIM Sfax, Tunisia and LORIA, France

 

Edinburgh SLT and MT System Description for the IWSLT 2014 Evaluation

Alexandra Birch, Matthias Huck, Nadir Durrani, Nikolay Bogoychev and Philipp Koehn, Univ. Edimburgh, UK

 

Improving MEANT Based Semantically Tuned SMT

Meriem Beloucif, Chi-Kiu Lo and Dekai Wu, HKUST, Hong Kong

 

The 2014 KIT IWSLT Speech-to-Text Systems for English, German and Italian

Kevin Kilgour, Michael Heck, Markus Mueller, Matthias Sperber, Sebastian Stücker and Alex Waibel, KIT, Germany

 

Towards Simultaneous Interpreting: The Timing of Incremental Machine Translation and Speech Synthesis

Timo Baumann, Srinivas Bangalore and Julia Hirschberg Univ. Hamburg, Germany, ATT Labs and Columbia Univ., USA

18:00-

CLOSING REMARKS + ANNOUNCEMENTS


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