The project Tolmač (Eng. Interpreter) is focused on developing of a system for automatically translating lectures from Slovene to other languages. The development is being coordinated at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science at the University of Ljubljana, in close collaboration with the Centre for Language Resources and Technologies.
The results of the project will be important for a wide range of people: real-time translations will make it easier for foreign students to follow lectures in Slovene, automatic subtitles will help people will hearing loss, and lecture excerpts and recordings will be accessible at a dedicated website.
The Centre of Language Resources and Technologies at the University of Ljubljana is assisting the project through crowdsourcing for audio recordings which will help develop a speech recognition tool.