First Call for Participation: Second WMT Shared Task on Sign Language Translation (WMT-SLT 23)
We are excited to announce the second edition of the Shared Task on Sign Language Translation (WMT-SLT 23) at WMT 2023, co-located with EMNLP 2023.
This shared task is concerned with automatic translation between signed and spoken languages. The task requires processing visual information (such as video frames or human pose estimation) beyond the well-known paradigm of text-to-text machine translation.
This year the shared task features two tracks: translation from a signed language to a spoken language (signed-to-spoken track) and vice versa (spoken-to-signed track). We cover the following translation directions:
Swiss German Sign Language (DSGS) to German (DE)
German (DE) to Swiss German Sign Language (DSGS)
French (FR) to French Sign Language (LSF)
Italian (IT) to Italian Sign Language (LIS)
We provide training data and baseline systems for all translation directions above.
Submissions to the signed-to-spoken track will be ranked on a leaderboard. Submissions to the spoken-to-signed track 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 2023.
1 May 2023: Release of training and development data
1 May 2023: Release of baseline systems
1 July 2023: Release of test data
15 July 2023: System submission deadline
TBA September 2023: Paper submission deadline
TBA October 2023: Paper acceptance notification
TBA October 2023: Camera-ready version due
TBA December 2023: Overview of results at WMT
All deadlines are AoE (Anywhere on Earth). Dates are in line with general deadlines of WMT.
Mathias Müller, University of Zurich
Sarah Ebling, University of Zurich and ZHAW Winterthur
Eleftherios Avramidis, DFKI Berlin
Cristina España i Bonet, DFKI Saarbrücken
Dimitar Shterionov, Tilburg University
Amit Moryossef, Bar-Ilan University / University of Zurich
Zifan Jiang, University of Zurich
Oscar Koller, Microsoft
Necati Cihan Camgoz, Meta
Roman Grundkiewicz, Microsoft
Davy Van Landuyt, European Union of the Deaf
Annelies Braffort, CNRS and Paris-Saclay University
Richard Bowden, University of Surrey
Anne Goehring, University of Zurich
Annette Rios, University of Zurich
For more information, please visit our website: www.wmt-slt.com
If you have any comments and/or questions, do not hesitate to contact us: email@example.com