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.


EventJun. 01, 2021 Multilingual translation systems will be exhibited at the "NICT OPEN HOUSE 2021" which is scheduled to be held online from Jun. 11 to 12.
MediaMay 21, 2021 The media coverage page has been updated.
Press ReleaseMar. 30, 2021 A press release about "Further sophistication of multilingual translation systems for the labor sector" was issued.
AwardMar. 15, 2021 Mr. HIGASHIYAMA Shohei, Mr. IDEUCHI Masao, Dr. UCHIYAMA Masao, and Dr. SUMITA Eiichiro of the Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory were awarded the "Fiscal 2020 Best Paper Award" at the Association for Natural Language Processing, for their paper titled "Character-to-Word Attention for Word Segmentation".
- 2 other papers authored/coauthored by the members above were awarded the same "Fiscal 2020 Best Paper Award," respectively. See here for details.
NewsFeb. 01, 2021 Winners of the "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 3" have been announced.