ASTREC

NICT

Organization

Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center | ASTREC

Yutaka Kidawara, Director General



Eiichiro Sumita, Vice Director General



Planning Office

The Planning Office is responsible for planning issues within the Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center, feeding ASTREC’s research outcomes back into the community (collaborations with external partners, intellectual property accumulation, technology transfer, public relations, etc.), maintenance operations, and administration of the Council for Global Communication Development and Promotion.



Advanced Speech Technology Laboratory

 The Advanced Speech Technology Laboratory is engaged in building large-scale speech corpora and in the research and development of speech recognition, speech synthesis, and speech dialogue processing technologies.



Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory

  The Advanced Speech Technology Laboratory is engaged in building large-scale speech corpora and in the research and development of speech recognition, speech synthesis, and speech dialogue processing technologies.



System Development Office

The System Development Office is engaged in the maintenance of platforms for the social implementation of speech translation systems and the development of various speech communication applications.