Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

French Speech Recognition in an Automatic Dictation System for Translators: the TransTalk Project

Julie Brousseau (1), Caroline Drouin (2), George Foster (2), Pierre Isabelle (2), Roland Kuhn (1), Yves Normandin (1), Pierre Plamondon (2)

(1) Centre de recherche informatique de Montr6al (CRIM), McGill College, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
(2) Centre d'Innovation en Technologies de l'Information (CITI) Laval, Quebec, Canada

This paper describes a system designed for use by professional translators that enables them to dictate their translation. Because the speech recognizer has access to the source text as well as the spoken translation, a statistical translation model can guide recognition. This can be done in many different ways - which is best? We discuss the experiments that led to integration of the translation model in a way that improves both speed and performance.

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Bibliographic reference.  Brousseau, Julie / Drouin, Caroline / Foster, George / Isabelle, Pierre / Kuhn, Roland / Normandin, Yves / Plamondon, Pierre (1995): "French speech recognition in an automatic dictation system for translators: the transtalk project", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 193-196.