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Technology and corpora for speech to speech translation

Objective

TC-STAR is envisioned as a long- term effort focused on advanced research in all core technologies for speech-to-speech translation (SST): speech recognition, speech translation and speech synthesis. The objectives of the project are extremely ambitious: making a breakthrough in SST research to significantly reduce the gap between human and machine performance. The focus will be on the development of new, possibly revolutionary, algorithms and methods, integrating relevant human knowledge which is available at translation time into a data-driven framework. TC-STAR is planned for a duration of six years.

The first three years will target a selection of unconstrained conversational speech domains -i.e. broadcast news and speeches - and a few languages: native and non- native European English, European Spanish and Chinese. The second three years, will target more complex unconstrained conversational speech domains and European languages. Key actions will be: (i) the implementation of an evaluation infrastructure, (ii) the creation of a technological infrastructure, and (iii) the support of knowledge dissemination.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
Trento
Italy

Participants (9)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
75794 Paris Cedex 16
EVALUATIONS AND LANGUAGE RESOURCES DISTRIBUTION AGENCY
France
Address
55/57 Rue Brillat Savarin
75013 Paris
IBM DEUTSCHLAND ENTWICKLUNG GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRAENKTER HAFTUNG
Germany
Address
Schoenaicher Strasse 220
71032 Boeblingen
NOKIA OYJ
Finland
Address
Keilalahdentie 4
02150 Espoo
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
80333 Muenchen
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
Geert Grooteplein-noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76128 Karlsruhe
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona