10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

RTTS: Towards Enterprise-Level Real-Time Speech Transcription and Translation Services

Juan M. Huerta (1), Cheng Wu (1), Andrej Sakrajda (1), Sasha Caskey (1), Ea-Ee Jan (1), Alexander Faisman (1), Shai Ben-David (2), Wen Liu (3), Antonio Lee (1), Osamuyimen Stewart (1), Michael Frissora (1), David Lubensky (1)

(1) IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
(2) IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel
(3) IBM China Research Lab, China

In this paper we describe the RTTS system for enterprise-level real time speech recognition and translation. RTTS follows a Web Service-based approach which allows the encapsulation of ASR and MT Technology components thus hiding the configuration and tuning complexities and details from the client applications while exposing a uniform interface. In this way, RTTS is capable of easily supporting a wide variety of client applications. The clients we have implemented include a VoIP-based real time speech-to-speech translation system, a chat and Instant Messaging translation System, a Transcription Server, among others.

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Bibliographic reference.  Huerta, Juan M. / Wu, Cheng / Sakrajda, Andrej / Caskey, Sasha / Jan, Ea-Ee / Faisman, Alexander / Ben-David, Shai / Liu, Wen / Lee, Antonio / Stewart, Osamuyimen / Frissora, Michael / Lubensky, David (2009): "RTTS: towards enterprise-level real-time speech transcription and translation services", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 436-439.