Paper: Multilingual Mobile-Phone Translation Services for World Travelers

ACL ID C08-3006
Title Multilingual Mobile-Phone Translation Services for World Travelers
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2008
Authors

This demonstration introduces two new multilingual translation services for mo- bile phones. The rst translation service provides state-of-the-art text-to-text trans- lations of Japanese as well as English con- versational spoken language in the travel domain into 17 languages using statistical machine translation technologies trained automatically from a large-scale multilin- gual corpus. The second demonstration is a speech translation service between Japanese and English for real environ- ments. It is based on distributed speech recognition with noise suppression. Flexi- ble interfaces between internal and exter- nal speech translation resources ease the portability of the system to other languages and enable real-time location-free commu- nication world-wide.