Paper: TwicPen: Hand-Held Scanner And Translation Software For Non-Native Readers

ACL ID P06-4016
Title TwicPen: Hand-Held Scanner And Translation Software For Non-Native Readers
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2006
Authors
  • Eric Wehrli (University of Geneva, Geneva Switzerland)

TwicPen is a terminology-assistance sys- tem for readers of printed (ie. off-line) material in foreign languages. It consists of a hand-held scanner and sophisticated parsing and translation software to provide readers a limited number of translations selected on the basis of a linguistic analy- sis of the whole scanned text fragment (a phrase, part of the sentence, etc.). The use of a morphological and syntactic parser makes it possible (i) to disambiguate to a large extent the word selected by the user (and hence to drastically reduce the noise in the response), and (ii) to handle expressions (compounds, collocations, id- ioms), often a major source of difficulty for non-native readers. The system exists for the following language-pairs: English- French, French-English, German-French and...