Paper: A Speech To Speech Translation System Built From Standard Components

ACL ID H93-1042
Title A Speech To Speech Translation System Built From Standard Components
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
Authors

This paper I describes a speech to speech translation system using standard components and a suite of generalizable cus- tomization techniques. The system currently translates air travel planning queries from English to Swedish. The modu- lax architecture is designed to be easy to port to new domains and languages, and consists of a pipelined series of process- ing phases. The output of each phase consists of multiple hypotheses; statistical preference mechanisms, the data for which is derived from automatic processing of domain cor- pora, are used between each pair of phases to filter hypothe- ses. Linguistic knowledge is represented throughout the sys- tem in declarative form. We summarize the architectures of the component systems and the interfaces between them, and present initial per...