A speech to speech translation system built from standard components

Manny Rayner, Steve Pulman, Patti Price, Christer Samuelsson, Hiyan Alshawi, Ivan Bretan, David Carter, Vassilios Digalakis, Björn Gambäck, Jaan Kaja, Jussi Karlgren, Bertil Lyberg
1993 Proceedings of the workshop on Human Language Technology - HLT '93   unpublished
This paper I describes a speech to speech translation system using standard components and a suite of generalizable customization techniques. The system currently translates air travel planning queries from English to Swedish. The modulax architecture is designed to be easy to port to new domains and languages, and consists of a pipelined series of processing phases. The output of each phase consists of multiple hypotheses; statistical preference mechanisms, the data for which is derived from
more » ... tomatic processing of domain corpora, are used between each pair of phases to filter hypotheses. Linguistic knowledge is represented throughout the system in declarative form. We summarize the architectures of the component systems and the interfaces between them, and present initial performance results.
doi:10.3115/1075671.1075719 fatcat:734s6aty4zaxpfbnbvfqph45ve