ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997

Speech translation based on automatically trainable finite-state models

Juan Carlos Amengual, Jose Miguel Benedi, Klaus Beulen, Francisco Casacuberta, Asuncion Castano, Antonio Castellanos, Victor M. Jimenez, David Llorens, Andres Marzal, Hermann Ney, Federico Prat, Enrique Vida, Juan Miguel Vila

This paper extends previous work exploring the use of Subsequential Transducers to perform speech-input translation in limited-domain tasks. This is done following an integrated approach in which a Subsequential Transducer replaces the input-language model of a conventional speech recognition system, and is used both as language and translation model. This way, the search for the recognised sentence also produces the corresponding translation. A corpus-based approach is adopted in order to build the required models from training data. Experimental results are presented for the translation task considered in the EUTRANS project: one in the hotel domain with more than 500 words per language and language perplexities near to 10.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-418

Cite as: Amengual, J.C., Benedi, J.M., Beulen, K., Casacuberta, F., Castano, A., Castellanos, A., Jimenez, V.M., Llorens, D., Marzal, A., Ney, H., Prat, F., Vida, E., Vila, J.M. (1997) Speech translation based on automatically trainable finite-state models. Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997), 1439-1442, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-418

@inproceedings{amengual97_eurospeech,
  author={Juan Carlos Amengual and Jose Miguel Benedi and Klaus Beulen and Francisco Casacuberta and Asuncion Castano and Antonio Castellanos and Victor M. Jimenez and David Llorens and Andres Marzal and Hermann Ney and Federico Prat and Enrique Vida and Juan Miguel Vila},
  title={{Speech translation based on automatically trainable finite-state models}},
  year=1997,
  booktitle={Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997)},
  pages={1439--1442},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-418},
  issn={1018-4074}
}