7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

September 16-20, 2002
Denver, Colorado, USA

Design for a Speech-to-Speech Translator for Field Use

David Stallard, Premkumar Natarajan, Mohammed Noamany, Richard Schwartz, John Makhoul

BBN Technologies, USA

We present the design of a proposed Two-Way Translator that we are developing for simple communication between US military or humanitarian personnel and non-English speakers in a foreign country. The translator uses a system-directed dialogue technique, and is intended for use in a handheld device. A novel aspect of our work is its use of statistical information extraction techniques to assist in the translation.


Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Stallard, David / Natarajan, Premkumar / Noamany, Mohammed / Schwartz, Richard / Makhoul, John (2002): "Design for a speech-to-speech translator for field use", In ICSLP-2002, 1705-1708.