Optimizing components for handheld two-way speech translation for an English-Iraqi Arabic system

Roger Hsiao, Ashish Venugopal, Thilo Köhler, Ting Zhang, Paisarn Charoenpornsawat, Andreas Zollmann, Stephan Vogel, Alan W. Black, Tanja Schultz, Alex Waibel

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Abstract

This paper described our handheld two-way speech translation system for English and Iraqi. The focus is on developing a field usable handheld device for speech-to-speech translation. The computation and memory limitations on the handheld impose critical constraints on the ASR, SMT, and TTS components. In this paper we discuss our approaches to optimize these components for the handheld device and present performance numbers from the evaluations that were an integral part of the project. Since one major aspect of the TransTac program is to build fieldable systems, we spent significant effort on developing an intuitive interface that minimizes the training time for users but also provides useful information such as back translations for translation quality feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages765-768
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781604234497
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
EventINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: 17 Sep 200621 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
Volume2
ISSN (Electronic)1990-9772

Other

OtherINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period17/9/0621/9/06

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Keywords

  • English-Iraqi speech translation
  • Handheld devices
  • Iraqi speech recognition
  • Pocket translation
  • Translation interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Hsiao, R., Venugopal, A., Köhler, T., Zhang, T., Charoenpornsawat, P., Zollmann, A., Vogel, S., Black, A. W., Schultz, T., & Waibel, A. (2006). Optimizing components for handheld two-way speech translation for an English-Iraqi Arabic system. In INTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP (pp. 765-768). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH; Vol. 2). International Speech Communication Association.