8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

Two-Way Speech-to-Speech Translation on Handheld Devices

Bowen Zhou, Daniel Dechelotte, Yuqing Gao

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

This paper presents a two-way speech translation system that is completely hosted on an off-the-shelf handheld device. Specifically, this end-to-end system includes an HMM-based large vocabulary continuous speech recognizer (LVCSR) for both English and Chinese using statistical n-grams, a two-way translation system between English and Chinese, and, a multi-lingual speech synthesis system that outputs speech in the target language. This paper describes the system development and the functionality of the major components, focusing on the optimization efforts employed to achieve real time results on such a limited platform.

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Bibliographic reference.  Zhou, Bowen / Dechelotte, Daniel / Gao, Yuqing (2004): "Two-way speech-to-speech translation on handheld devices", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 1637-1640.