ISCA Archive Interspeech 2007
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2007

The BBN 2007 displayless English/iraqi speech-to-speech translation system

David Stallard, Fred Choi, Chia-Lin Kao, Kriste Krstovski, P. Natarajan, R. Prasad, S. Saleem, K. Subramanian

Spoken communication across a language barrier is of increasing importance in both civilian and military applications. In this paper, we present an English/Iraqi Arabic speech-to-speech translation system for the military force protection domain (checkpoints, municipal services surveys, basic descriptions of people, houses, vehicles, etc). The system combines statistical N-gram speech recognition, statistical machine translation, hand-crafted rules, and speech synthesis in order to translate between the two languages. The system is designed for "eyes-free", or "displayless" use. That is, it does not make use of a screen, mouse, or keyboard, but is instead operated by a handheld microphone with just two push buttons: one for English, and the other for Arabic.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2007-648

Cite as: Stallard, D., Choi, F., Kao, C.-L., Krstovski, K., Natarajan, P., Prasad, R., Saleem, S., Subramanian, K. (2007) The BBN 2007 displayless English/iraqi speech-to-speech translation system. Proc. Interspeech 2007, 2817-2820, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2007-648

  author={David Stallard and Fred Choi and Chia-Lin Kao and Kriste Krstovski and P. Natarajan and R. Prasad and S. Saleem and K. Subramanian},
  title={{The BBN 2007 displayless English/iraqi speech-to-speech translation system}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2007},