Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 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

CLIPS-GETA, IMAG, Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I) - CNRS, France

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.

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Bibliographic reference.  Fafiotte, Georges / Zhai, Jian-She (2000): "From multilingual multimodal spoken language acquisition towards on-line assistance to intermittent human interpreting: SIM*, a versatile environment for SLP", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 110-113.