5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

A Probabilistic Approach to Analogical Speech Translation

Keiko Horiguchi, Alexander Franz

D21 Laboratory, Sony Corporation, Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Previous work on speech-to-speech translation has suffered from problems of brittleness and low quality (rule-based approaches), or from excessive data requirements and linguistic ineciency (analogical or example-based approaches). In this paper, we present a probabilistic approach to analogical speech translation, and describe its integration with linguistic processing. The evaluation results show that this approach results in high-accuracy translations in limited domains.

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Bibliographic reference.  Horiguchi, Keiko / Franz, Alexander (1997): "A probabilistic approach to analogical speech translation", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 2687-2690.