Translation Unit for Simultaneous Japanese-English Spoken Dialogue Translation

  • Koichiro Ryu
  • Shigeki Matsubara
  • Yasuyoshi Inagaki
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 4)


It is strongly required to develop a simultaneous translation system that supports the smooth cross-lingual communications. We are putting forward a framework for simultaneous translation of incrementally executing detection, translation and generation processing for a translation unit which is smaller than a sentence. In this paper, we propose a translation unit which can be translated independently and immediately. Moreover, we define how to segment a source sentence into the translation units by using a parallel corpus. To confirm that such the translation unit is effective for simultaneous translation, we evaluated the translation unit from the viewpoints of the length and the automatic detectability.


Translation System Computational Linguistics Parallel Corpus Linguistic Unit Source Sentence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koichiro Ryu
    • 1
  • Shigeki Matsubara
    • 2
  • Yasuyoshi Inagaki
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of International DevelopmentNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Information ScienceNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  3. 3.Toyohashi University of TechnologyAichi-kenJapan

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