Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Toward Speech Communications Beyond Language Barrier - Research of Spoken Language Translation Technologies at ATR -

Seiichi Yamamoto

ATR Spoken Language Translation Research Laboratories, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto, Japan

In the coming 21st century, the demand for global communications among speakers of different languages is expected to grow, and consequently, speech translation technologies will be indispensable for such global communications. Based on this reasoning, research on speech translation technologies has been progressing for about 20 years at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR) in Japan and a part of these technologies are entering into the stage of practical use. The paper describes the research activities of speech translation technologies at ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Labs, and future research plans of ATR Spoken Language Translation Research Labs.

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Bibliographic reference.  Yamamoto, Seiichi (2000): "Toward speech communications beyond language barrier - research of spoken language translation technologies at ATR -", In ICSLP-2000, vol.4, 406-411.