14thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Lyon, France
August 25-29, 2013

Adapting a Speech into Sign Language Translation System to a New Domain

V. López-Ludeña (1), R. San-Segundo (1), C. González-Morcillo (2), J. C. López (2), E. Ferreiro (3)

(1) Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
(2) Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
(3) Fundación CNSE, Spain

This paper presents a methodology for adapting an advanced communication system for deaf people in a new domain. This methodology is a user-centered design approach consisting of four main steps: requirement analysis, parallel corpus generation, technology adaptation to the new domain, and finally, system evaluation. In this paper, the new considered domain has been the dialogues in a hotel reception. With this methodology, it was possible to develop the system in a few months, obtaining very good performance: good speech recognition and translation rates (around 90%) with small processing times.

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Bibliographic reference.  López-Ludeña, V. / San-Segundo, R. / González-Morcillo, C. / López, J. C. / Ferreiro, E. (2013): "Adapting a speech into sign language translation system to a new domain", In INTERSPEECH-2013, 1164-1168.