Controlled Generation for Speech-to-Speech MT Systems

In spoken dialog systems, a well-crafted prompt is important in order to get the user to respond with an expected type of utterance. We identify a new, important area for research in speech-to- speech translation, Which focuses on the fact that the output of the MT system serves as the prompt for the user on each end. The MT engine used in speech-to-speech translation must pay special attention to its generation component, to such an extent that it makes sense to talk about controlled generation. Some rules for controlled generation are given.

By: Arendse Bernth

Published in: RC22690 in 2003


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