ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

From multilingual multimodal spoken language acquisition towards on-line assistance to intermittent human interpreting: SIM*, a versatile environment for SLP

Georges Fafiotte, Jian-She Zhai

We present and discuss SIM*, a versatile multiplatform simulation environment for Speech MT. Based on a Wizard of Oz scheme, it is firstly intended for supporting and collecting multimodal bilingual spontaneous spoken dialogues through the Internet, in order to later build annotated multimodal multilingual speech corpora, on taskoriented subdomains. Current prototyping investigates a symmetrical paradigm, where the system would provide two distant monolingual speakers, and especially their distant human intermittent interpreter, with automatic lexical and terminological aids derived from Speech MT active functions, through the network. Future developments to be explored are the assistance to corpus annotation and the capture of multimodal and linguistic events.


Cite as: Fafiotte, G., Zhai, J.-S. (2000) From multilingual multimodal spoken language acquisition towards on-line assistance to intermittent human interpreting: SIM*, a versatile environment for SLP. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 2, 110-113

@inproceedings{fafiotte00_icslp,
  author={Georges Fafiotte and Jian-She Zhai},
  title={{From multilingual multimodal spoken language acquisition towards on-line assistance to intermittent human interpreting: SIM*, a versatile environment for SLP}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 2, 110-113}
}