Paper: Transonics: A Practical Speech-To-Speech Translator For English-Farsi Medical Dialogs

ACL ID P05-3023
Title Transonics: A Practical Speech-To-Speech Translator For English-Farsi Medical Dialogs
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2005
Authors

We briefly describe a two-way speech-to- speech English-Farsi translation system prototype developed for use in doctor- patient interactions. The overarching philosophy of the developers has been to create a system that enables effective communication, rather than focusing on maximizing component-level perform- ance. The discussion focuses on the gen- eral approach and evaluation of the system by an independent government evaluation team.