Place: Belgium, Antwerpen
Date: 21 October 2011
Call for papers: 30 May 2011

"In the footsteps of the symposia held at Forli on 17 November 2006 and Barcelona on 19 June 2009, the Department of Translators and Interpreters of Artesis University is organizing the third international symposium on the use of speech technology software for live subtitling and (media) accessibility.
Whereas the first two symposia focused on respeaking for live or real-time intralingual subtitling only, the present one is broadening its scope to the use of speech technology and respeaking in other contexts, such as cultural events, courtrooms, classrooms, distance learning and audiodescription, in addition to live-subtitling for television, the core focus of the symposium series.
The purpose of this expanded scope is to introduce new, related, state-of-the-art initiatives in research and practice to each other with a view to investigating interdisciplinary overlaps and joint research interests.
We therefore invite contributions dealing with speech-to-text and text-to-speech software development, respeaking techniques in different contexts, the analysis and improvement of the respeaking process and its different stages, the analysis and improvement of the respeaking product, the exploration of new applications, the management of delay in broadcasting, the management of the cognitive respeaking/interpreting load, ... in the context of:
  • (applied) research into live subtitling with respeaking technology for broadcasting,
  • (applied) research into the use of respeaking technology for media accessibility and translation in different live contexts,
  • (applied) research into the interdisciplinary features of respeaking (e.g. its relation to simultaneous interpreting) in all such contexts.
A selection of the papers presented at the symposium will be published."

For more information: http://www.artesis.be/vertalertolk/onderzoek/symposium-live-subtitling.htm

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