Off topic: A replacement for interpreters? Speech-to-Speech Program
Thread poster: Monika Coulson
| | xxxAWa
Local time: 22:59
English to German
| Standard situations... || Nov 9, 2005 |
The examples given (airport, bank, hospital) usually include a limited number of phrases, e.g.,concerning check-in, opening an account or telling where it hurts, that can be stored in and "translated" by a computer system. As for real time translation of lectures or of a normal conversation covering several topics and switching between them spontaneously: I don't think computers will be able to that take over soon.
| | Timothy Barton
Local time: 21:59
French to English
| Not new technology per se || Nov 9, 2005 |
Just a combination of voice recognition and automated translation. The problem is, voice recognition recquires training, which I can't see people taking time to do in the airport, and even then needs proofreading; and as for automated translation, we're all aware of how unreliable that is.
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