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Program of the 14th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT 2017)

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Thursday, December 14th, 2017

 

08:15-09:00

Workshop Registration

09:00-09:30

Welcome Remarks (1F 102 Presentation Room)

Satoshi Nakamura, IWSLT 2017 Workshop Chair (NAIST, Japan); Alex Waibel, IWSLT Steering Committee (CMU, USA & KIT, Germany); Fumihiko Tomita, NICT Vice President (NICT, Japan)

09:30-10:30

Invited Talk 1 [pdf]

Chair: Alex Waibel (1F 102 Presentation Room)

"The Move to Neural Machine Translation at Google", Mike Schuster (Google, USA)

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:00

Report [pdf][slides]                                                                                                       

Chair: Katsuhito Sudo (1F 102 Presentation Room)

"Overview of the IWSLT 2017 Evaluation Campaign", Mauro Cettolo (FBK, Italy), Marcello Federico (FBK, Italy), Luisa Bentivogli (FBK, Italy), Jan Niehues (KIT, Germany), Sebastian Stüker (KIT, Germany), Katsuhito Sudoh (NAIST, Japan), Koichiro Yoshino (NAIST, Japan), and Christian Federmann (Microsoft, USA)

12:00–13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:30

Poster and Exhibition Session

Chair: Sakriani Sakti (2F 205 Presentation Room)


13:30-15:30

Scientific Papers

 

P01: [pdf][poster]

"Neural Machine Translation Training in a Multi-Domain Scenario",

Hassan Sajjad (QCRI-HBKU, Qatar), Nadir Durrani (QCRI-HBKU, Qatar), Fahim Dalvi (QCRI-HBKU, Qatar), Yonatan Belinkov (MIT CSAIL, USA), and Stephan Vogel


P02: [pdf][poster]

“Domain-Independent Punctuation and Segmentation Insertion”, Eunah Cho (KIT, Germany), Jan Niehues (KIT, Germany), and Alex Waibel (KIT, Germany)


P03: [pdf][poster]"Synthetic Data for Neural Machine Translation of Spoken-Dialects”, Hany Hassan (MSR AI, USA), Mostafa Elaraby (MSR AI, USA) and Ahmed Tawfik (MSR AI, USA)


P04: [pdf][poster]
“Toward Robust Neural Machine Translation for Noisy Input Sequences”, Matthias Sperber (KIT, Germany), Jan Niehues (KIT, Germany), and Alex Waibel (KIT, Germany)


P05: [pdf][poster]
“Monolingual Embeddings for Low Resourced Neural Machine Translation”, Mattia Antonino Di Gangi (FBK & University of Trento, Italy) and Marcello Federico (FBK, Italy)


P06: [pdf][poster]
“Effective Strategies in Zero-Shot Neural Machine Translation”, Thanh- Le Ha (KIT, Germany), Jan Niehues (KIT, Germany) and Alex Waibel (KIT, Germany)

13:30-15:30

System Description Papers

P07: [pdf][poster]

“Going Beyond Zero-Shot MT: Combining Phonological, Morphological and Semantic Factors. The UdS-DFKI System at IWSLT 2017”,

Cristina España-Bonet  (UdS & DFKI GmbH, Germany), and and Josef van Genabith (UdS & DFKI GmbH, Germany)


P08: [pdf][poster]

 “The Samsung and University of Edinburgh’s submission to IWSLT17”, Pawel Przybysz (Samsung, Poland), Marcin Chochowski (Samsung R&D Center, Poland), Rico Sennrich (University of Edinburgh, UK), Barry Haddow (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Alexandra Birch (University of Edinburgh, UK)


P09: [pdf][poster]
“The RWTH Aachen Machine Translation Systems for IWSLT 2017”, Parnia Bahar (RWTH Aachen, Germany), Jan Rosendahl (RWTH Aachen, Germany), Nick Rosenbach (RWTH Aachen, Germany), and Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen, Germany)


P10: [pdf][poster]
“FBK’s Multilingual Neural Machine Translation System for IWSLT 2017”, Surafel Melaku Lakew (FBK & University of Trento, Italy), Quintino Francesco Lotito (Uni. Trento, Italy), Marco Turchi (FBK, Italy), Matteo Negri (FBK, Italy), and Marcello Federico (FBK, Italy)


P11: [pdf][poster]
“KIT ́s Multilingual Neural Machine Translation systems for IWSLT 2017”, Ngoc-Quan Pham (KIT, Germany), Matthias Sperber (KIT, Germany), Elizabeth Salesky (KIT, Germany), Thanh-Le Ha (KIT, Germany), Jan Niehues (KIT, Germany), and Alex Waibel (KIT, Germany & CMU, USA)

13:30-15:30

Exhibitions

 

Ex1:
"Multilingual Translation System", Panasonic Corporation, Japan

 

Ex2: 
“Superfast Online Speech Recognition with Offline Translation for CH/EN/JA/KO”, Kodensha Co., Ltd., Japan

 

Ex3:
“NAIST Japanese-to-English Simultaneous Interpretation System”, NAIST, Japan 

 

Ex4: 
“VoiceTra: Multilingual Speech Translation Application”, NICT, Japan

15:30-16:00

Coffee Break

16:00-17:30

Oral Session 1
Chair: Marcello Federico (1F 102 Presentation Room)

16:00–16:30

O1-1: [pdf][slides]

 

"Towards Better Translation Performance on Spoken Language", Chao Bei (GTCOM, China) and Hao Zong (GTCOM, China)

 

16:30–17:00

O1-2: [pdf][slides]

 

"Kyoto University MT System Description for IWSLT 2017", Raj Dabre (Kyoto University, Japan), Fabien Cromieres (JST, Japan) and Sadao Kurohashi (Kyoto University, Japan)

 

17:00-17.30

O1-3: [pdf][slides] 

 

"The 2017 KIT IWSLT Speech-to-Text Systems for English and German", Thai Son Nguyen (KIT, Germany), Markus Müller (KIT, Germany), Matthias Sperber (KIT, Germany), Thomas Zenkel (KIT, Germany), Sebastian Stüker (KIT, Germany), and Alex Waibel (KIT, Germany)

 

18:00-20:00

Social Event: Dinner

Banquet at RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo

3F Garden Terrace

Map and direction to the banquet place (10-minute walk)

 

From RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo:

 

To Tokyo Metro Waseda Station: 10-minute walk 

 

To JR Takadanobaba Station

- Free shuttle bus from hotel bus stop: 09:00 to 21:00, every 00/30 minutes

- 8 minutes by taxi (900 - 1,000 JPY)

- 30-minute walk

 

Friday, December 15th, 2017

 

08:30-09:30

Workshop Registration

09:30-10:30

Invited Talk 2 [pdf]
Chair: Satoshi Nakamura (1F 102 Presentation Room)

"Simultaneous Interpreting, Cognitive Constraints, and Information Structure", Akira Mizuno (Aoyama Gakuin University & JAITS, Japan)

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:00

Oral Session 2
Chair: Luisa Bentivogli (1F 102 Presentation Room)

11:00-11:30

O2-1: [pdf][slides]

 

"CharCut: Human-Targeted Character-Based MT Evaluation with Loose Differences", Adrien Lardilleux (Fujitsu & DGT, Luxembourg) and Yves Lepage (Waseda University, Japan)

 

11:30-12:00

O2-2:[pdf][slides]

 

"Data Selection with Cluster-Based Language Difference Models and Cynical Selection", Lucía Santamaría (Amazon, Germany) and Amittai Axelrod (Amazon, USA)

 

12:00-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:00

Oral Session 3
Chair: Sebastian Stüker (1F 102 Presentation Room)

13:30–14:00

O3-1: [pdf][slides]

"Continuous Space Reordering Models for Phrase-based MT”, Nadir Durrani (QCRI-HBKU, Qatar) and Fahim Dalvi (QCRI-HBKU, Qatar)

 

14:00-14:30

O3-2:[pdf][slides]

"Evolution Strategy based Automatic Tuning of Neural Machine Translation Systems", Hao Qin (Tokyo Inst. Tech, Japan), Takahiro Shinozaki(Tokyo Inst. Tech, Japan), and Kevin Duh (JHU, USA)

 

14:30-15:00

O3-3: [pdf][slides]

"Improving Zero-Shot Translation of Low-Resource Languages", Surafel Melaku Lakew (FBK & University Trento, Italy), Quintino Francesco Lotito(University of Trento, Italy), Matteo Negri (FBK, Italy), Marco Turchi (FBK, Italy), and Marcello Federico (FBK, Italy)

 

15:00-15:30  Coffee Break
15:30-17:00

Panel Discussion

Chair: Jan Niehues (1F 102 Presentation Room)

Panelists:
  • Marcello Federico (FBK, Italy)
  • Satoshi Nakamura (NAIST, Japan)
  • Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
  • Mike Schuster (Google, USA)
  • Alex Waibel (KIT, Germany & CMU, USA)
Topic1: New trends in Spoken Language Translation

Topic2: The Future of the IWSLT Evaluation Campaign

 

In case of any questions, just send an e-mail to Manami Matsuda.