Automatic Simultaneous Translation 2020

First Workshop on Automatic Simultaneous Translation

The topic was ***Challenges, Recent Advances, and Future Directions***.


  • Washington, US



7:20 Opening Remarks
7:30 Session 1
chair: Liang Huang
7:30 Invited Talk 1
Research stories from Google Translate's Transcribe Mode
Colin Cherry
8:00 Invited Talk 2
Human Interpreter Training and Practice: Insights for Simultaneous Machine Translation Research
Barry Slaughter Olsen
8:30 Invited Talk 3
Discussing Simultaneous Machine Translation
Jordan Boyd-Graber
9:00 Q&A
9:30 🕑
15:00 Session 2: Research Paper and System Description
Zhongjun He
15:00 Dynamic Sentence Boundary Detection for Simultaneous Translation
Ruiqing Zhang, Chuanqiang Zhang
15:10 End-to-End Speech Translation with Adversarial Training
Xuancai Li, Chen Kehai, Tiejun Zhao, Muyun Yang
15:20 Robust Neural Machine Translation with ASR Errors**
Haiyang Xue, Yang Feng, Shuhao Gu, Wei Chen
15:30 Improving Autoregressive NMT with Non-Autoregressive Model
Long Zhou, Jiajun Zhang, Chengqing Zong
15:40 Modeling Discourse Structure for Document-level Neural Machine Translation
Junxuan Chen, Xiang Li, Jiarui Zhang, Chulun Zhou, Jianwei Cui, Bin Wang, Jinsong Su
15:50 BIT’s system for the AutoSimTrans 2020
Minqin Li, Haodong Cheng, Yuanjie Wang, Sijia Zhang, Liting Wu, Yuhang Guo
16:00 Q&A
16:10 🕑
16:20 Session 3
chair: Colin Cherry
16:20 Invited Talk 4
Baidu Simultaneous Translation: Research and Applications
Hua Wu
16:50 Invited Talk 5
Machine-aided simultaneous interpreting: An experiment
Kay-Fan Cheung
17:20 Invited Talk 6
Research and Practice of Simultaneous Speech Translation in Huawei Noah's Ark Lab
Qun Liu
17:50 Q&A
18:20 Closing Remarks

Important dates

Shared task

January Release of train and develop data
1 March - 20 April Evaluation period
6 May System description paper
11 May Review feedback
25 May Camera-ready papers


6 May Submission deadline (both research and systems description papers)
11 May Notification of acceptance
25 May Camera-ready papers
10 July Workshop

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