How to speak a language without knowing it

Xing Shi, Kevin Knight, Heng Ji

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Abstract

We develop a system that lets people overcome language barriers by letting them speak a language they do not know. Our system accepts text entered by a user, translates the text, then converts the translation into a phonetic spelling in the user's own orthography. We trained the system on phonetic spellings in travel phrasebooks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLong Papers
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages278-282
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781937284732
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2014 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

Name52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2014 - Proceedings of the Conference
Volume2

Other

Other52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period6/22/146/27/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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