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Human Language Technology: The Babel Fish

Gambäck, Björn (1999) Human Language Technology: The Babel Fish. [SICS Report]

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Abstract

The essay describes some of the main problems which meet us when trying to process human language on a computer. The overall approach is to look at what we would need to do in order to be able to build a device with the same general functionality as Douglas Adams' Babel fish. That is, a device which can take utterances spoken in one language and instantly translate them into speech in some other language.

Item Type:SICS Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Language Engineering, Spoken Language Machine Translation
ID Code:2251
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:29 Jul 2009
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:03

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