Accession Number : ADA306658

Title :   Korean Language Generation in an Interlingua-Based Speech Translation System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Yang, Dennis W.

PDF Url : ADA306658

Report Date : 21 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The Speech Systems Technology Group at Lincoln Laboratory has been developing an automatic speech-to-speech translation system for English to Korean translation. For the machine translation module, an interlingua system has been adopted. This system analyzes the source language text and represents the results of the analysis in a semantic frame, which is a representation of the meaning of the input text from which the text in the target language is generated. GENESIS, a language generation system developed at the Spoken Language Systems Group at the Laboratory for Computer Science at MIT, has been utilized for the language generation component. GENESIS had previously been used in limited domains for European languages and for Japanese. The work reported here shows that GENESIS is capable of generating a wide range of Korean sentences. It explores the degree to which GENESIS can handle Korean as a target language in a machine translation system and describes extensions to GENESIS that are needed to produce Korean output.

Descriptors :   *RULE BASED SYSTEMS, *SPEECH RECOGNITION, *MACHINE TRANSLATION, DATA BASES, AUTOMATION, DATA MANAGEMENT, SEMANTICS, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, WORDS(LANGUAGE), PATTERN RECOGNITION, KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, SPEECH ANALYSIS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, VOCABULARY, COMPUTER FILES, NATURAL LANGUAGE, TEXT PROCESSING, WORD RECOGNITION, LEXICOGRAPHY, SPEECH REPRESENTATION, FOREIGN LANGUAGES, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, PHRASE STRUCTURE GRAMMARS, CONTEXT FREE GRAMMARS.

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE