T6: Simultaneous Translation

Liang Huang, Colin Cherry, Mingbo Ma, Naveen Arivazhagan, Zhongjun He

Live Session 1: Nov 20, Live Session 1: Nov 20 (18:00-19:00 UTC) [Join Zoom Meeting]
Live Session 2: Nov 21, Live Session 2: Nov 21 (01:00-02:00 UTC) [Join Zoom Meeting]
Abstract: Simultaneous translation, which performs translation concurrently with the source speech, is widely useful in many scenarios such as international conferences, negotiations, press releases, legal proceedings, and medicine. This problem has long been considered one of the hardest problems in AI and one of its holy grails. Recently, with rapid improvements in machine translation, speech recognition, and speech synthesis, there has been exciting progress towards simultaneous translation. This tutorial will focus on the design and evaluation of policies for simultaneous translation, to leave attendees with a deep technical understanding of the history, the recent advances, and the remaining challenges in this field.

Time Event Hosts
Nov 20, (18:00-19:00 UTC) Q&A Liang Huang, Colin Cherry, Mingbo Ma, Naveen Arivazhagan and Zhongjun He
Nov 21, (01:00-02:00 UTC) Q&A
Information about the virtual format of this tutorial: This tutorial has a prerecorded talk on this page (see below) that you can watch anytime during the conference. It also has two live sessions that will be conducted on Zoom and will be livestreamed on this page. Additionally, it has a chat window that you can use to have discussions with the tutorial teachers and other attendees anytime during the conference.