Paper: Speech to Speech Translation for Nurse Patient Interaction

ACL ID W08-1510
Title Speech to Speech Translation for Nurse Patient Interaction
Venue Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon
Session
Year 2008
Authors

S-MINDS is a speech translation system, which allows an English speaker to commu- nicate with a limited English proficiency speaker easily within a question-and-answer, interview-style format. It can handle dialogs in specific settings such as nurse-patient in- teraction, or medical triage. We have built and tested an English-Spanish system for ena- bling nurse-patient interaction in a number of domains in Kaiser Permanente achieving a to- tal translation accuracy of 92.8% (for both English and Spanish). We will give an over- view of the system as well as the quantitative and qualitatively system performance.