"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
The CLARA Thematic training course on evaluation of HLT aims at providing both ESRs (Early Stage Researchers) and ERs (Experienced Researchers) the background and skills to use and implement state-of-the-art evaluation tools and techniques for speech technologies, grammars and parsing, machine translation and speech-to- speech translation, information retrieval/filtering, multimodal interfaces, etc.).