Limited-Domain Speech-to-Speech Translation between English and Pashto

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Precoda, K., Franco, H., Dost, A., Frandsen, M., Fry, J., Kathol, A., … & Zheng, J. (2004). Limited-domain speech-to-speech translation between English and Pashto. SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA.


This paper describes a prototype system for near-real-time spontaneous, bidirectional translation between spoken English and Pashto, a language presenting many technological challenges because of its lack of resources, including both data and expert knowledge. Development of the prototype is ongoing, and we propose to demonstrate a fully functional version which shows the basic capabilities, though not yet their final depth and breadth.

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