Paper: Speech-Enabled Hybrid Multilingual Translation for Mobile Devices

ACL ID E14-2011
Title Speech-Enabled Hybrid Multilingual Translation for Mobile Devices
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

This paper presents an architecture and a prototype for speech-to-speech translation on Android devices, based on GF (Gram- matical Framework). From the user?s point of view, the advantage is that the system works off-line and yet has a lean size; it also gives, as a bonus, gram- matical information useful for language learners. From the developer?s point of view, the advantage is the open architec- ture that permits the customization of the system to new languages and for special purposes. Thus the architecture can be used for controlled-language-like transla- tors that deliver very high quality, which is the traditional strength of GF. However, this paper focuses on a general-purpose system that allows arbitrary input. It cov- ers eight languages.