Faculty of Interpreting and Translation
5th International Symposium
Respeaking, Live Subtitling and Accessibility
12 June 2015
UNINT - Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma is pleased to announce the 5th International Symposium on Respeaking, Live Subtitling and Accessibility, to be held on 12 June 2015. This is the fifth symposium in the series, after Forlì (2006), Barcelona (2009), Antwerp (2011) and Barcelona (2013). These events aim to bring together academic researchers, software developers, broadcasters, consumers and anyone interested in recent developments in media accessibility and applications of speech recognition technology.
In February 2013 the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education published a Report on the transposition of Directive 2010/13/EU on Audiovisual Media Services in EU countries. The Report found that progress is still slow and uneven throughout the EU and that further developments are needed to ensure wider access to programmes and information for all citizens via audio description, audio/spoken subtitles and sign language.
As regards live subtitling, over the past 10 years respeaking by means of speaker-dependent speech recognition (SR) technology has become the preferred method to provide live subtitles on TV and in live events in many countries. At the same time, there have been significant improvements in speaker-independent speech recognition technology, with interesting applications in automatic subtitling and automatic speech reporting. Moreover, the deployment of the HbbTV standard in Europe is opening up more opportunities for the delivery of audiovisual content to consumers, ranging from traditional broadcast TV, video on-demand and catch-up TV services, like BBC iPlayer, as well as interactive services and Internet applications. Clearly, these developments are also creating more demand for accessibility services.
We inform all participants and anyone else who might be interested that the International Union of Telecommunication, in collaboration with RAI, Roma Tre University and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, have organised a meeting of the ITU expert group on Accessible Television. To participate, please visit the following link: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Regional-Presence/Europe/Pages/Events/2015/AccessibleTVinConvergedICTEcosystem/Accessible_tv_Rome.aspx
IN RESPONSE TO THE MANY REQUESTS WE HAVE RECEIVED, WE HAVE ASKED THE SPEAKERS A COPY OF THEIR SLIDES. CLICK ON THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATIONS. P.S. WE UPDATE THE ZIPPED FILE AS WE RECEIVE THE SLIDES, SO KEEP VISITING THIS PAGE!
This symposium is supported by the Research Fund of UNINT - Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma.
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Prospective sponsors are invited to contact us to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
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The 5th Symposium will be an opportunity to look at areas of current research and future prospects in SR, live subtitling, and accessibility in general. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
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Local Organising Committee
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Early bird (1- 30 April 2015)
Late registration: up to 5 June 2015
*Proof of student status must be presented with the registration form.
The registration fee includes: coffee breaks, lunch and conference book of abstracts
Deadline for registration: 5 June 2015
Payment by bank transfer; please make sure your name is associated to the payment and you indicate “Respeaking symposium”.
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You will find useful information in the downloadable file below:
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For academic enquiries and for sponsorship opportunities:
For practical information (registration, transport, accommodation, etc.):
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