ISCA Archive ICSLP 1998
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1998

A Japanese-to-English speech translation system: ATR-MATRIX

Toshiyuki Takezawa, Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Yoshinori Sagisaka, Nick Campbell, Hitoshi Iida, Fumiaki Sugaya, Akio Yokoo, Seiichi Yamamoto

We have built a new speech translation system called ATR-MATRIX (ATR's Multilingual Automatic Translation System for Information Exchange). This system can recognize natural Japanese utterances such as those used in daily life, translate them into English and output synthesized speech. This system is running on a workstation or a high-end PC and achieves nearly real-time processing. The current implementation of our system deals with a hotel room reservation task/domain. We plan to develop a bidirectional speech translation system, i.e., Japanese-to-English and English-to-Japanese. We also plan to develop multi-language output functions from ATR-MATRIX (Japanese-to-English, German and Korean) for the international joint experiment of C-STAR II (Consortium for Speech Translation Advanced Research).

doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1998-581

Cite as: Takezawa, T., Morimoto, T., Sagisaka, Y., Campbell, N., Iida, H., Sugaya, F., Yokoo, A., Yamamoto, S. (1998) A Japanese-to-English speech translation system: ATR-MATRIX. Proc. 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1998), paper 0957, doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1998-581

  author={Toshiyuki Takezawa and Tsuyoshi Morimoto and Yoshinori Sagisaka and Nick Campbell and Hitoshi Iida and Fumiaki Sugaya and Akio Yokoo and Seiichi Yamamoto},
  title={{A Japanese-to-English speech translation system: ATR-MATRIX}},
  booktitle={Proc. 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1998)},
  pages={paper 0957},