Accession Number : ADA313418

Title :   Machine-Aided Voice Translation (MAVT).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 90-Aug 92,

Corporate Author : LANGUAGE SYSTEMS INC WOODLAND HILLS CA

Personal Author(s) : Montgomery, Christine A. ; Stalls, Bonnie G. ; Stumberger, Robert ; Li, Naicong ; Beivin, Robert S.

PDF Url : ADA313418

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 128

Abstract : Military field interrogators require both foreign language proficiency and interrogation skills. The Machine-Aided Voice Translation (MAVT) prototype system was developed in response to the shortage of experienced interrogators with this mix of abilities. The MAVT accepts an interrogator's spoken English question and translates it into spoken Spanish. The spoken Spanish response of the potential informant can then be translated into spoken English. Other military applications for spoken language translation technology include foreign language training, multinational operation assistance, and foreign communications processing. Civilian applications include law enforcement, diplomatic or business briefing aids, and tourist travel aids.

Descriptors :   *LANGUAGE TRANSLATION, *VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, *SPANISH LANGUAGE, *ENGLISH LANGUAGE, SKILLS, TRAINING, PROTOTYPES, RESPONSE, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, TRANSLATIONS, SPEECH, INTERROGATION, PROFICIENCY, INTERROGATORS, SHORTAGES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, NATURAL LANGUAGE, FOREIGN LANGUAGES.

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Voice Communications

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