Has the Star Trek Universal Translator arrived? Kristin Precoda, a speech translation researcher at SRI International demos a new translation system. Originally designed for the military to mediate a conversation between English and Iraqi Arabic, the translator is being developed for civilian use in the fields of medicine and general conversation.
Is instant translation in any language now possible?
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Has the Star Trek Universal Translator arrived? Kristin Precoda, a speech translation researcher at SRI International demos a new translation system...
Jul 20, 2009
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sightedness; I sent my Dad to Germany with a device lightyears behind what they convey in this article, and even he was impressed with the results! The small device could be texted into and translate to German for the tourists. Even though our family is of German origin, we have forgotten a lot! We knew this ancient device(1980s), would be vastly improved on. You can't compare obsolete technology like Babblefish or Alta Vista to be up to date, those free services have always been limited. Besides - I would want my troops to have the very best - even IF they had to use my Dad's outdated technology! Come on!!
Don't take this infomercial for granted. Speech recognition is a hard problem by itself, add to that the translation problem too and you won't get any satisfying results. Just look at the result babblefish, google translate etc. and imagine if they had to understand the text from your voice. Sure it looks well in lab environment with two people whose voice was used in the training of the system, and in a really limited context... Don't expect any universal text translation/recognition any day soon.
Being someone in a school where education on language and also translation of students from over seas in project such as iEarn is needed, something like this would be extremely useful. In the field of genealogy this tool would be one of the best tools I could ever use personally. Having video's of ancestors with spoken langauges such as Dutch and other possible langauges such as Frisian, Maltese & Gealic, having a tool like this I could create english subtitles for future generations so they can understand what is being said. Something that also would be nice would be an OCR tool that can scan and read language with the old style writting. Records from say the 1500's written in italian could be translated and recorded with ease.
That is pretty impressive technology that will most definitely be useful in the future. But don't some translating companies already have this out? I know most of them have voice translation like Translations or companies that own language software. but nonetheless, its good to see people in the world are much more conscious of the different languages out there.
Oh man. I remember testing this for NIST and DARPA back in 2007 as part of their TRANSTAC program. They have certainly come a long way. I am glad that they have continued with the project.
I am very much impressed Kristin Precoda,Researcher SRI International.It seems she is very efficient,knowledgeable on language translation.I watch video Kristin has great vocabulary on daily usage of any language.She has scientific ways accurate translations.I believe she improves the system it is not a dramatically unexpected instant translation in close future.