1 Department of International Business Communication, Copenhagen Business School2 Language Technologies Research Centre - Hyderabad3 AT&T Labs Research
In a conventional CAT (Computer Assisted Translation) system a human translator post-edits an automatically generated target language text using the keyboard. In this paper we extend a CAT system with speech input by which the translator speaks the translation, a process refered to as sight translation. We report several experiments to improve the performance of an automatic speech recognition system, taking advantage of machine translation output and information fromWordNet. Overall we outperform a baseline system which has no semantic information by an increased 1.6% word accuracy for the English to Hindi translation.
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10th International Conference on Natural Language Processing, 2013