Off topic: IBM's Electronic real-time translator
Thread poster: Claudia Alvis

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
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Oct 4, 2006

I wouldn't be too worried about this "translator".

Sharp and IBM Developed Small Voice-To-Voice Translator

Sharp will introduce a small handheld device that can translate spoken japanese into English and vice-versa.

This is similar to the Sony PSP Talkman. I assume the new Sharp translator is more sophisticated. It runs IBM speech recognition software that is normally run on PCs.

The US military has been using a PDA-sized device called Pharselator since 2003.

Sharp plans to introduce the device by the end of the year at a price of around 60,000 yen (~$508).
More details on Nikkei.Net (Subscription). More Translators.


 

Giles Watson  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 11:52
Italian to English
You never know with soldiers Oct 4, 2006

Claudia Alvis wrote:

The US military has been using a PDA-sized device called Pharselator since 2003.



Is "Pharselator" a Freudian performance error on your part or a genuine metathesis (of "Phraselator", which has its own domain: www.phraselator.com), the reasons for which we can only conjecture?

Yours, farcically elatedicon_wink.gif

Giles


 

Dr. Jason Faulkner  Identity Verified
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Spanish to English
Brave New World Oct 4, 2006

Remember 15 years ago when translation software was going to revolutionize everything?

It's because the software was so bad that I was able to work my way through medical school!


-Saludos al Mundo!

Jason


 


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