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Verbmobil

Translation of Face-To-Face Dialogs
  • Wolfgang Wahlster
Part of the Informatik aktuell book series (INFORMAT)

Abstract

Verbmobil is a long-term project on the translation of spontaneous language in negotiation dialogs. We describe the goals of the project, the chosen discourse domains and the initial project schedule. We discuss some of the distinguishing features of Verbmobil and introduce the notion of translation on demand and variable depth of processing in speech translation. We describe the role of anytime modules for efficient dialog translation in close to real time.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Wahlster
    • 1
  1. 1.German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)Saarbrücken 11Germany

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