First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

Media Conversion Into Language and Voice for Intelligent Communication

Fumio Maehara, Masamichi Nakagawa, Kunio Nobori, Toshiyuki Maeda, Tsutomu Mori, Makoto Fujimoto

Central Research Laboratories, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan

An integrated management of multi-media, including voice, video, and document data would become essential in a next generation communication systems for computers and information networks. As the natural language is considered definitely advantageous to represent such multi-media data, an intelligent communication system wherein a character recognizer, translation device enabling communications between different languages, speech-rule synthesizer and an image retrieval system by which this system is systematically integrated, and a natural language processing algorithm for managing such system are described here in addition to reports on the results of evaluation and problems arisen therefrom when this system is practically applied.

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Bibliographic reference.  Maehara, Fumio / Nakagawa, Masamichi / Nobori, Kunio / Maeda, Toshiyuki / Mori, Tsutomu / Fujimoto, Makoto (1990): "Media conversion into language and voice for intelligent communication", In ICSLP-1990, 985-988.