ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

An automatic interpretation system for travel conversation

Takao Watanabe, Akitoshi Okumura, Shinsuke Sakai, Kiyoshi Yamabana, Shinichi Doi, Ken Hanazawa

We have developed an automatic interpretation system running on a mobile PC that helps oral communication between Japanese and English speakers in various situations during their travel abroad. In order to allow a wide range of expressions and topics in the applied domain, we adopted an approach which utilizes the general linguistic knowledge as well as the domainspecific linguistic knowledge. Speech recognition module performs speaker-independent large-vocabulary (50,000 Japanese words and 10,000 English words) continuous speech recognition. Translation module performs syntax directed translation based on a new lexicalized grammar rule formalism.


Cite as: Watanabe, T., Okumura, A., Sakai, S., Yamabana, K., Doi, S., Hanazawa, K. (2000) An automatic interpretation system for travel conversation. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 4, 444-447

@inproceedings{watanabe00c_icslp,
  author={Takao Watanabe and Akitoshi Okumura and Shinsuke Sakai and Kiyoshi Yamabana and Shinichi Doi and Ken Hanazawa},
  title={{An automatic interpretation system for travel conversation}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 4, 444-447}
}