W3C Workshop         The Multilingual Web – The Way Ahead                                            Discussion Topic     ...
The web is becoming more and more                    VOCAL!      Speech or speech-related contents are increasingly being ...
State-of-the-Art Core Speech                         Technologies       speech understanding       summarization of spok...
Socio-Economic Importance of                    Spoken Language       Complements the more traditional document-content b...
Conclusion                 Speech Technology CANNOT be absent                 from the multilingual web discussion!Discuss...
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Speech Technologies for the Multilingual Web - Anabela Barreiro

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Speech Technologies for the Multilingual Web - Anabela Barreiro

  1. 1. W3C Workshop The Multilingual Web – The Way Ahead Discussion Topic Speech Technologies for the Multilingual WebDiscussion Topic: Speech Technologies for the Multilingual WebAnabela Barreiro Luxembourg, 16 March 2012
  2. 2. The web is becoming more and more VOCAL! Speech or speech-related contents are increasingly being brought onto the Internet in a variety of forms:  e-learning classes (e.g., Khan Academy, language classes, NLP courses, etc.)  motivational multi-purpose talks (e.g., TED talks)  lyrics on music videos  movie subtitles  broadcast news captioning  advertising  etc.Discussion Topic: Speech Technologies for the Multilingual WebAnabela Barreiro Luxembourg, 16 March 2012
  3. 3. State-of-the-Art Core Speech Technologies  speech understanding  summarization of spoken documents  classification, question-answering, and rich transcription of multimedia documents  computer assisted language learning  speech-to-speech machine translationDiscussion Topic: Speech Technologies for the Multilingual WebAnabela Barreiro Luxembourg, 16 March 2012
  4. 4. Socio-Economic Importance of Spoken Language  Complements the more traditional document-content based web  Further strengthens and make more appealing and dynamic the information access over the internet  Creates new opportunities to spread and share knowledge on a global scale  Helps businesses advertise, market and sell their products and services  Addresses educational inclusion and special communication needs  Extremely popular among younger generations  Enriches the social value of the web  Facilitates human communicationDiscussion Topic: Speech Technologies for the Multilingual WebAnabela Barreiro Luxembourg, 16 March 2012
  5. 5. Conclusion Speech Technology CANNOT be absent from the multilingual web discussion!Discussion Topic: Speech Technologies for the Multilingual WebAnabela Barreiro Luxembourg, 16 March 2012

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