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Speech-to-Speech Translation

  • Yutaka Kidawara
  • Eiichiro Sumita
  • Hisashi Kawai
Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Hiroaki Kato, Shoji Harada, Tasuku Kitade, Yoshinori Shiga
    Pages 1-20
  3. Xugang Lu, Sheng Li, Masakiyo Fujimoto
    Pages 21-38
  4. Yoshinori Shiga, Jinfu Ni, Kentaro Tachibana, Takuma Okamoto
    Pages 39-52
  5. Kenji Imamura
    Pages 53-66
  6. Yutaka Ashikari, Hisashi Kawai
    Pages 67-75
  7. Fumiaki Sugaya, Keiji Yasuda
    Pages 77-85
  8. Eiichiro Sumita
    Pages 87-91

About this book

Introduction

This book provides the readers with retrospective and prospective views with detailed explanations of component technologies, speech recognition, language translation and speech synthesis.

Speech-to-speech translation system (S2S) enables to break language barriers, i.e., communicate each other between any pair of person on the glove, which is one of extreme dreams of humankind.

People, society, and economy connected by S2S will demonstrate explosive growth without exception.

In 1986, Japan initiated basic research of S2S, then the idea spread world-wide and were explored deeply by researchers during three decades.

Now, we see S2S application on smartphone/tablet around the world.

Computational resources such as processors, memories, wireless communication accelerate this computation-intensive systems and accumulation of digital data of speech and language encourage recent approaches based on machine learning.

Through field experiments after long research in laboratories, S2S systems are being well-developed and now ready to utilized in daily life.

Unique chapter of this book is end-2-end evaluation by comparing system’s performance and human competence. The effectiveness of the system would be understood by the score of this evaluation.

The book will end with one of the next focus of S2S will be technology of simultaneous interpretation for lecture, broadcast news and so on.

Keywords

S2S Machine translation Speech communication Language Processing speech recognition speech synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Yutaka Kidawara
    • 1
  • Eiichiro Sumita
    • 2
  • Hisashi Kawai
    • 3
  1. 1.Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion CenterNational Institute of Information and Communications TechnologyKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory, Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion CenterNational Institute of Information and Communications TechnologyKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Advanced Speech Technology Laboratory, Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion CenterNational Institute of Information and Communications TechnologyKyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0595-9
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-0594-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-0595-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
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