Kathol, A., Precoda, K., Vergyri, D., Wang, W., & Riehemann, S. (2005). Speech translation for low-resource languages: The case of pashto. In Ninth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology.
We present a number of challenges and solutions that have arisen in the development of a speech translation system for American English and Pashto, highlighting those specific to a very low resource language. In particular, we address issues posed by Pashto in the areas of written representation, corpus creation, speech recognition, speech synthesis, and grammar development for translation.