Workshop on Automatic Spoken Language Translation in Real-World Settings

The Automatic Spoken Language Translation in Real-World Settings (ASLTRW) workshop was held online at the MT Summit 2021 on 17 August, 2021.


  • Latest advances in cascading and end-to-end systems
  • Use of spoken language translation system in a real-world scenario
  • Automatic subtitling and dubbing
  • Communicative inclusion through SLT
  • Automatic or semi-automatic respeaking
  • Customisation of SLT systems to real-world applications
  • Computer-assisted interpreting
  • Data scarcity and underrepresented languages
  • Potential and risks of SLT
  • Ethical issues (bias, etc.)
  • SLT evaluation
  • Communicative-oriented evaluation of spoken language translation
  • Benchmark creation
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Hybrid systems for spoken language translation
  • Cross-lingual NER/summarization/retrieval from speech
  • Automatic generation of meeting minuting


09:00 - 09:10 Opening
Claudio Fantinuoli & Marco Turchi
09:10 - 09:55 End-to-end Speech Translation at Facebook
Invited talk
Juan Pino (Facebook AI)
09:55 - 10:15 Operating a Complex SLT System with Speakers and Human Interpreters
Ondřej Bojar, Vojtěch Srdečný, Rishu Kumar, Otakar Smrž, Felix Schneider, Barry Haddow, Phil Williams, Chiara Canton
10:15 - 10:35 Simultaneous Speech Translation for Live Subtitling: from Delay to Display
Alina Karakanta, Sara Papi, Matteo Negri, Marco Turchi
10:35 - 10:55 Post-Editing Job Profiles for Subtitlers
Anke Tardel, Silvia Hansen-Schirra, Jean Nitzke
10:55 - 11:15 Technology-Augmented Multilingual Communication Models
Francesco Saina
11:15 - 12:00 Will it take another 19 years? Cognitive Ergonomics of Computer-Assisted Interpreting (CAI)
Invited talk
Bart Defrancq (Ghent University)
12:00 - 13:00 🍴
13:00-13:45 CompAsS - Computer-Assisted Subtitling
Invited talk
Silvia Hansen-Schirra (Mainz University)
13:45-14:05 Seed Words Based Data Selection for Language Model Adaptation
Roberto Gretter, Marco Matassoni, Daniele Falavigna
14:05-14:50 Recent Efforts on Automatic Dubbing
Invited talk
Marcello Federico (Amazon AI)
14:50-16:00 Discussion and closing remarks
Claudio Fantinuoli & Marco Turchi

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