First WMT shared task on sign language translation



22/03/2023 2023 Website is up. Last year's site can be found here.  

Shared task in a nutshell [To Be Changed]

This shared task is concerned with automatic translation between signed and spoken languages. The task is novel in the sense that it requires processing visual information (such as video frames or human pose estimation) beyond the well-known paradigm of text-to-text machine translation. 

We provide training data for one language pair: Swiss German Sign Language (DSGS) and German (DE).

Translation from DSGS to German is our primary translation direction: submitted systems are ranked on a leaderboard and we will provide baseline systems. Systems translating from German to DSGS are not ranked on the leaderboard while the task is running, but we still encourage participants to submit such systems.

We aim to provide human evaluation for all submitted systems, regardless of the translation direction.

We will ask participants to submit a system description paper to WMT 2022.