First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

Integration of Speech Recognition and Language Processing in Spoken Language Translation System (SL-TRANS)

Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Kiyohiro Shikano, Hitoshi Iida, Akira Kurematsu

ATR Interpreting Telephony Research Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan

SL-TRANS is an experimental spoken language translation system from Japanese to English. It can recognize Japanese speech, translate it to English, and output a synthesized English voice. In this system, a new method of integrating speech recognition and language processing is adopted. This method is composed of three stages, predictive speech recognition using intra-phase grammar, candidate filtering using inter-phrase Kakariuke dependency, and, a unification based language analyzer to which sentence preference mechanism is added. In each stage, appropriate linguistic information is used in a step by step fashion in order to get the most plausible sentence. Some preliminary experiment results for the system are also reported.

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Bibliographic reference.  Morimoto, Tsuyoshi / Shikano, Kiyohiro / Iida, Hitoshi / Kurematsu, Akira (1990): "Integration of speech recognition and language processing in spoken language translation system (SL-TRANS)", In ICSLP-1990, 921-924.