Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Finite-State Transducer Inference for a Speech-Input Portuguese-to-English Machine Translation System

David Picó (1), Jorge González (1), Francisco Casacuberta (1), Diamantino Caseiro (2), Isabel Trancoso (2)

(1) Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain; (2) INESC-ID/IST, Lisbon, Portugal

Statistical techniques and grammatical inference have been used for dealing with automatic speech recognition with success, and can also be used for speech-to-speech machine translation. In this paper, new advances on a method for finite-state transducer inference are presented. This method has been tested experimentally in a speech-input translation task using a recognizer that allows a flexible use of models by means of efficient algorithms for on-the-fly transducer composition. These are the first reported results of a speech-to-speech translation task involving European Portuguese input that we know of.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Picó, David / González, Jorge / Casacuberta, Francisco / Caseiro, Diamantino / Trancoso, Isabel (2005): "Finite-state transducer inference for a speech-input Portuguese-to-English machine translation system", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 2277-2280.