Paper: An Efficient Kernel for Multilingual Generation in Speech-to-Speech Dialogue Translation

ACL ID P98-1017
Title An Efficient Kernel for Multilingual Generation in Speech-to-Speech Dialogue Translation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

We present core aspects of a fully implemented generation component in a multilingual speech- to-speech dialogue translation system. Its de- sign was particularly influenced by the neces- sity of real-time processing and usability for multiple languages and domains. We devel- oped a general kernel system comprising a mi- croplanning and a syntactic realizer module. Tile microplanner performs lexical and syntac- tic choice, based on constraint-satisfaction tech- niques. The syntactic realizer processes HPSG grammars reflecting the latest developments of the underlying linguistic theory, utilizing their pre-processing into the TAG formalism. The declarative nature of the knowledge bases, i.e., the microplanning constraints and the HPSG grammars allowed an easy adaption to new do- mains and l...