Paper: Speechalator: Two-Way Speech-To-Speech Translation In Your Hand

ACL ID N03-4015
Title Speechalator: Two-Way Speech-To-Speech Translation In Your Hand
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session System Demonstration
Year 2003

This demonstration involves two-way automatic speech- to-speech translation on a consumer off-the-shelf PDA. This work was done as part of the DARPA-funded Babylon project, investigating better speech-to-speech translation systems for communication in the field. The development of the Speecha- lator software-based translation system required addressing a number of hard issues, including a new language for the team (Egyptian Arabic), close integration on a small device, computational efficiency on a limited platform, and scalable coverage for the domain. 1. BACKGROUND The Speechalator was developed in part as the next genera- tion of automatic voice translation systems. The Phrasalator is a one-way device that can recognize a set of pre-defined phrases and play a recorded translation, [1]. ...