Many-to-many multilingual medical speech translation on a PDA

Pierrette Bouillon, Glenn Flores, Maria Georgescul, Sonia Halimi, Beth Ann Hockey, Hitoshi Isahara, Kyoko Kanzaki, Yukie Nakao, Manny Rayner, Marianne Santaholma, Marianne Starlander, Nikos Tsourakis

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Abstract

Particularly considering the requirement of high reliability, we argue that the most appropriate architecture for a medical speech translator that can be realised using today's technology combines unidirectional (doctor to patient) translation, medium-vocabulary controlled language coverage, interlingua-based translation, an embedded help component, and deployability on a hand-held hardware platform. We present an overview of the Open Source MedSLT prototype, which has been developed in accordance with these design principles. The system is implemented on top of the Regulus and Nuance 8.5 platforms, translates patient examination questions for all language pairs in the set {English, French, Japanese, Arabic, Catalan}, using vocabularies of about 400 to 1 100 words, and can be run in a distributed client/server environment, where the client application is hosted on a Nokia Internet Tablet device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAMTA 2008 - 8th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas
StatePublished - 2008
Event8th Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas, AMTA 2008 - Waikiki, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2008Oct 25 2008

Other

Other8th Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas, AMTA 2008
CountryUnited States
CityWaikiki, HI
Period10/21/0810/25/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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    Bouillon, P., Flores, G., Georgescul, M., Halimi, S., Hockey, B. A., Isahara, H., Kanzaki, K., Nakao, Y., Rayner, M., Santaholma, M., Starlander, M., & Tsourakis, N. (2008). Many-to-many multilingual medical speech translation on a PDA. In AMTA 2008 - 8th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas