Paper: How to Speak a Language without Knowing It

ACL ID P14-2046
Title How to Speak a Language without Knowing It
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

We develop a system that lets people over- come language barriers by letting them speak a language they do not know. Our system accepts text entered by a user, translates the text, then converts the trans- lation into a phonetic spelling in the user?s own orthography. We trained the sys- tem on phonetic spellings in travel phrase- books.