International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2009

Tokyo, Japan
December 1-2, 2009

Network-Based Speech-to-Speech Translation

Chiori Hori, Sakriani Sakti, Michael Paul, Noriyuki Kimura, Yutaka Ashikari, Ryosuke Isotani, Eiichiro Sumita, Satoshi Nakamura

Knowledge Creating Communication Research Center, MASTAR project, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

This demo shows the network-based speech-to-speech translation system. The system was designed to perform realtime, location-free, multi-party translation between speakers of different languages. The spoken language modules: automatic speech recognition (ASR), machine translation (MT), and text-to-speech synthesis (TTS), are connected through Web servers that can be accessed via client applications worldwide. In this demo, we will show the multiparty speech-to-speech translation of Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, and English, provided by the NICT server. These speech-to-speech modules have been developed by NICT as a part of A-STAR (Asian Speech Translation Advanced Research) consortium project.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hori, Chiori / Sakti, Sakriani / Paul, Michael / Kimura, Noriyuki / Ashikari, Yutaka / Isotani, Ryosuke / Sumita, Eiichiro / Nakamura, Satoshi (2009): "Network-based speech-to-speech translation", In IWSLT-2009, 168.