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In this paper we describe the first phase of development of our speech-to-speech system between English and Modern Persian under the DARPA Babylon program. We give an overview of the various system components: the front end ASR, the machine translation system and the speech generation system. Challenges such as the sparseness of available spoken language(More)
In this paper we describe our spoken english-persian medical dialogue translation system. We describe the data collection effort and give an overview of the component technologies, including speech recognition, translation, dialogue management , and user interface design. The individual modules and system are designed for flexibility, and to be able to(More)
We briefly describe a two-way speech-to-speech English-Farsi translation system prototype developed for use in doctor-patient interactions. The overarching philosophy of the developers has been to create a system that enables effective communication, rather than focusing on maximizing component-level performance. The discussion focuses on the general(More)
In this paper we argue that conversational dialog systems must model a multidimensional space defined by syntactico-semantic, circumstantial, and interactional dimensions. We take as a test-case the interpretation of a very simple query type within a conversational navigation system that we have implemented. We outline the decision logic this system follows(More)
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