• Verbmobil: A Translation System for Face-to-Face Dialog

    Verbmobil: A Translation System for Face-to-Face Dialog (Csli Lecture Notes) (Paperback) By (author) Martin Kay, By (author) Mark Gawron, By (author) Peter Norvig

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    DescriptionThe Verbmobil System currently under development in Germany would input speech in a source language dialogue, translate it, and output synthesized speech in a target language, all in real time under the conditions of face-to-face dialogue. This preliminary study is an assessment of the state of the art of the speech recognition and machine translation fields, and a frank discussion of the challenges the developers of such a system face. A speech-based machine translation system in effect combines all the technical problems of understanding and generation systems and adds the very special difficulties of translation. The difficulties of translation are illustrated with a variety of examples culled from a number of languages. A general architecture called translation-by-negotiation is proposed. This book is of value not only to students of speech recognition and machine translation, but to anyone interested in natural language processing in general, since computational problems and linguistic approaches at various levels of linguistics and analysis are discussed.


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    Title
    Verbmobil
    Subtitle
    A Translation System for Face-to-Face Dialog
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Kay, By (author) Mark Gawron, By (author) Peter Norvig
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 247
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 411 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780937073957
    ISBN 10: 0937073954
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: CBG, UYQ
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24140
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: XG
    Libri: I-XG
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: COM042000
    DC20: 418.020285
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 418.020285, 418/.02/0285
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: P309 .K39 1994
    Thema V1.0: UYQ, CBG
    Edition
    73
    Edition statement
    73rd
    Publisher
    Centre for the Study of Language & Information
    Imprint name
    Centre for the Study of Language & Information
    Publication date
    01 June 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Stanford
    Table of contents
    Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Machine translation; 3. Speech recognition; 4. Recommendations; Bibliography.