Babel Program - Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: 
Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Babel Program - Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
The IARPA Babel BAA was released on April 07, 2011. A synopsis of this new speech program is given below, along with important dates and links.

The Babel Program will develop agile and robust speech recognition technology that can be rapidly applied to any human language in order to provide effective search capability for analysts to efficiently process massive amounts of real-world recorded speech. Today’s transcription systems are built on technology that was originally developed for English, with markedly lower performance on non-English languages. These systems have often taken years to develop and cover only a small subset of the languages of the world. Babel intends to demonstrate the ability to generate a speech transcription system for any new language within one week to support keyword search performance for effective triage of massive amounts of speech recorded in challenging real-world situations.

Important Dates:

Proposers' Day: January 20, 2011
BAA Release Date: April 07, 2011
BAA Question Period: April 07, 2011 - May 24, 2011
Proposal Due Date: June 07, 2011
For more information, see:

IARPA Babel Website
Babel Solicitation on
Babel Proposers' Day Announcement