Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Speech Translation for Low-Resource Languages: The Case of Pashto

Andreas Kathol, Kristin Precoda, Dimitra Vergyri, Wen Wang, Susanne Riehemann

SRI International, USA

We present a number of challenges and solutions that have arisen in the development of a speech translation system for American English and Pashto, highlighting those specific to a very low resource language. In particular, we address issues posed by Pashto in the areas of written representation, corpus creation, speech recognition, speech synthesis, and grammar development for translation.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Kathol, Andreas / Precoda, Kristin / Vergyri, Dimitra / Wang, Wen / Riehemann, Susanne (2005): "Speech translation for low-resource languages: the case of Pashto", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 2273-2276.