The Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center (ASTREC) pursues the research and development of multilingual speech translation technologies and verification testing of those technologies in the community through collaborations between industry, academia and government, with the goal of eliminating the “language barriers” of the world and to realize free interaction between people on a global level.


EventOct. 28, 2020 Talks and exhibitions concerning multilingual speech translation technologies are scheduled during the "Keihanna R&D Fair 2020" which will be held online from Nov. 5 to 7.
MediaOct. 20, 2020 The media coverage page has been updated.
Press ReleaseSep. 01, 2020 A press release about "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 3" was issued.
NewsJul. 27, 2020 A tutorial video on how to use NICT's multilingual speech translation technology has been released on the VoiceTra Support Page.
AwardMar. 19, 2020 Dr. KIDAWARA Yutaka, Director General of Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center, has been named a Fellow of The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE).