Paper: Portable Translator Capable Of Recognizing Characters On Signboard And Menu Captured By Its Built-In Camera

ACL ID P05-3016
Title Portable Translator Capable Of Recognizing Characters On Signboard And Menu Captured By Its Built-In Camera
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2005
Authors

We present a portable translator that rec- ognizes and translates phrases on sign- boards and menus as captured by a built- in camera. This system can be used on PDAs or mobile phones and resolves the difficulty of inputting some character sets such as Japanese and Chinese if the user doesn’t know their readings. Through the high speed mobile network, small images of signboards can be quickly sent to the recognition and translation server. Since the server runs state of the art recogni- tion and translation technology and huge dictionaries, the proposed system offers more accurate character recognition and machine translation.