Dear colleagues,

            I would like to draw your attention to the
TC-STAR OpenLab 2006 initiative, which will take place
in Trento (Italy), just before EACL 2006.


Best regards,

Marcello Federico
ITC-irst, Trento

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TC-STAR OpenLab on Speech Translation
Trento, Italy 30th March - 1st April 2006

http://tc-star.itc.it/openlab2006

Call for Participation


OpenLab  2006 is  a  training initiative  of  the European  Integrated
Project  TC-STAR,   Technologies  and  Corpora   for  Speech-to-speech
Translation Research.

OpenLab  2006 aims  to expand  the TC-STAR  research community  in the
areas  of  Automatic  Speech  Recognition (ASR)  and  Spoken  Language
Translation (SLT).

Students  and  young  researchers   in  these  areas  are  invited  to
contribute on shared TC-STAR project tasks.

The  translation  of  European  Parliament speeches  from  Spanish  to
English is  the application domain  of interest. Contributions  on the
following and other closely related topics will be welcome:

- Integration of ASR and SLT
- Statistical Models for SLT
- System combination in ASR and SLT
- Morphology and Syntax in SLT
- Error analysis in SLT

Several months  before the meeting  in Trento, language  resources and
tools will  be made available to interested  participants. Word graphs
and n-best  lists generated by different  ASR and SLT  systems will be
provided, as well  as training and testing collections  to develop and
evaluate a SLT system.

Participants  will present and  discuss their  results in  Trento, and
will have the opportunity to attend tutorial speeches held by experts.

Participation  in OpenLab  2006 is  free. In  addition, for  a limited
number  of  applications, lodging  expenses  will  be  covered by  the
organization.


Program Chairs:
Marcello Federico, ITC-irst, Trento
Ralf Schl├╝ter, RWTH, Aachen


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