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Program of the 13th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT 2016)

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Thursday, December 8th, 2016

 

08:30-09:15

Workshop Registration

09:15-09:30

Welcome Remark

Alex Waibel (General Chair), KIT and CMU, Germany, USA

09:30-10:30

Report on the 13th IWSLT Evaluation Campaign, IWSLT 2016 [pdf] [slides]

Mauro Cettolo, Jan Niehues, Sebastian Stüker, Luisa Bentivogli and Marcello Federico
FBK, Italy; KIT, Germany

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:30

Evaluation Campaign

11:00-11:30

The 2016 KIT IWSLT Speech-to-Text Systems for English and German [pdf] [slides]

Thai Son Nguyen, Markus Müller, Matthias Sperber, Thomas Zenkel, Kevin Kilgour, Sebastian Stüker and Alex Waibel

 

KIT, Germany

11:30-12:00

The RWTH Aachen Machine Translation System for IWSLT 2016 [pdf] [slides]

Jan-Thorsten Peter, Andreas Guta, Nick Rossenbach, Miguel Graca and Hermann Ney

 

RWTH Aachen, Germany

12:00-12:30

QCRI Machine Translation Systems for IWSLT'16 [pdf] [slides]

Nadir Durrani, Fahim Dalvi, Hassan Sajjad and Stephan Vogel

 

QCRI, Qatar

12.:30–14:00

Lunch

14:00-16:00

Oral Session I

14:00–14:30

Microsoft Speech Language Translation (MSLT) Corpus: The IWSLT 2016 release for English, French and German [pdf] [slides]

Christian Federmann and William D. Lewis

 

Microsoft Research, USA

14:30–15:00

Audio Segmentation for Robust Real-Time Speech Recognition Based on Neural Networks [pdf] [slides]

Micha Wetzel, Matthias Sperber and Alexander Waibel

 

KIT, Germany

15:00-15.30

Multilingual Disfluency Removal using NMT [pdf] [slides]

Eunah Cho, Jan Niehues, Thanh-Le Ha and Alex Waibel

 

KIT, Germany

15:30-16:00

Towards Improving Low-Resource Speech Recognition Using Articulatory and Language Features [pdf] [slides]

 

Markus Müller, Sebastian Stüker and Alex Waibel

 

KIT, Germany

16:00-16:30

Coffee Break

16:30-18:00

Poster Session     
 

The IOIT English ASR system for IWSLT 2016 [pdf]

Van Huy Nguyen, Trung-Nghia Phung, Tat Thang Vu and Chi Mai Luong

IOIT, Vietnam

 

FBK's Neural Machine Translation Systems for IWSLT 2016 [pdf]

Rajen Chatterjee, Mohammad Amin Farajian, Costanza Conforti, Shahab Jalalvand, Vevake Balaraman, Mattia Di Gangi, Duygu Ataman, Marco Turchi, Matteo Negri and Marcello Federico

 

FBK, Italy

 

Adaptation and Combination of NMT Systems: The KIT Translation Systems for IWSLT 2016 [pdf]

Eunah Cho, Jan Niehues, Thanh-Le Ha, Matthias Sperber, Mohammed Mediani and Alex Waibel

 

KIT, Germany

 

The RWTH Aachen LVCSR system for IWSLT-2016 German Skype conversation recognition task [pdf]

Wilfried Michel, Zoltán Tüske, M. Ali Basha Shaik, Ralf Schlüter and Hermann Ney

 

RWTH Aachen, Germany

 

QCRI's Machine Translation Systems for IWSLT'16 [pdf]

 

Nadir Durrani, Fahim Dalvi, Hassan Sajjad and Stephan Vogel

 

QCRI, Qatar

 

LIMSI@IWSLT’16: MT Track [pdf]

 

Franck Burlot, Matthieu Labeau, Elena Knyazeva, Thomas Lavergne, Alexandre Allauzen and François Yvon

 

LIMSI, France

 

RACAI Entry for the IWSLT 2016 Shared Task [pdf]

Sonia Pipa, Alin-Florentin Vasile, Ioana Ionascu, Stefan Daniel Dumitrescu and Tiberiu Boroş

 

RACAI, Romania

 

The MITLL-AFRL IWSLT 2016 Systems [pdf]

 

Michaeel Kazi, Elizabeth Salesky, Brian Thompson, Jonathan Taylor, Jeremy Gwinnup, Timothy Anderson, Grant Erdmann, Eric Hansen, Brian Ore, Katherine Young and Michael Hutt

 

MITLL-AFRL, USA

 

The RWTH Aachen Machine Translation System for IWSLT 2016 [pdf]

 

Jan-Thorsten Peter, Andreas Guta, Nick Rossenbach, Miguel Graca and Hermann Ney

 

RWTH Aachen, Germany

 

The 2016 KIT IWSLT Speech-to-Text Systems for English and German [pdf]

 

Thai Son Nguyen, Markus Mueller, Matthias Sperber, Thomas Zenkel, Kevin Kilgour, Sebastian Stueker and Alex Waibel

 

KIT, Germany

 

UFAL Submissions to the IWSLT 2016 MT Track [pdf]

 

Ondřej Bojar, Roman Sudarikov, Tom Kocmi, Jindřich Helcl and Ondřej Cífka

 

Charles University, Czech Republic

 

The UMD Machine Translation Systems at IWSLT 2016: English-to-French Translation of Speech Transcripts [pdf]

Xing Niu and Marine Carpuat

 

UMD, USA

 

The University of Edinburgh’s systems submission to the MT task at IWSLT [pdf]

Marcin Junczys-Dowmunt and Alexandra Birch

UEDIN, U.K.

19:30

Social Event: Dinner

 

 

Friday, December 9th, 2016

 09:00-10:00

Invited Talk:

Achieving Human Parity in Conversational Speech Recognition

 

Geoffrey Zweig, Microsoft Research, USA

 10:00-10:30

Open Discussion

The Future of the IWSLT Evaluation Campaign

 10:30-11:00

 

Coffee Break

 

 11:00-12:30

Oral Session II

 11:00-11:30

Is Neural Machine Translation Ready for Deployment? A Case Study on 30 Translation Directions [pdf] [slides]

 

Marcin Junczys-Dowmunt, Tomasz Dwojak and Hieu Hoang

 

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland; UEDIN, U.K.

 

 11:30-12:00

Toward Multilingual Neural Machine Translation with Universal Encoder and Decoder [pdf] [slides]

Thanh-Le Ha, Jan Niehues and Alex Waibel

 

KIT, Germany

 12:00-12:30

Factored Neural Machine Translation Architectures [pdf] [slides]

 

Mercedes García Martínez, Loïc Barrault and Fethi Bougares

 

LIUM, France

 12:30-13:45

Lunch

 13:45-15:15

Oral Session III

 13:45-14:15

Investigating Cross-lingual Multi-level Adaptive Networks: The Importance of the Correlation of Source and Target Languages [pdf] [slides]

 

Alexandros Lazaridis, Ivan Himawan, Petr Motlicek, Iosif Mporas and Philip N. Garner

 

Idiap, Switzerland; Queensland University of Technology, Australia; University of Hertfordshire, UK 

 

 14:15-14:45

Integrating Encyclopedic Knowledge into Neural Language Models [pdf] [slides]

Yang Zhang, Jan Niehues and Alex Waibel

 

KIT, Germany

 14:45-15:15

Two-Step MT: Predicting Target Morphology [pdf] [slides]

Franck Burlot, Knyazeva Elena, Lavergne Thomas and François Yvon

 

LIMSI, France

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-16:30

Oral Session IV

 

 

A Verb Lexicon Model with Source-side Syntactic Context for String-to-Tree Machine Translation [pdf] [slides]

Maria Nadejde, Alexandra Birch and Philipp Koehn

 

UEDIN, U.K.; JHU, USA

 

Joint ASR and MT Features for Quality Estimation in Spoken Language Translation [pdf] [slides]

Ngoc Tien Le, Benjamin Lecouteux and Laurent Besacier

 

LIG, France

16:30-16:45

Closing Remarks

 

In case of any questions, just send an e-mail to Margit Rödder.