Accession Number:

ADA522914

Title:

Development of Domain-Specific Scenarios for Training and Evaluation of Two-Way, Free Form, Spoken Language Translation Devices

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

To create effective and accurate two-way, free form, spoken language translation devices, the technologies must have appropriate training data. The goal of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Spoken Language Communication and Translation System for Tactical Use TRANSTAC program is to demonstrate capabilities to rapidly develop and field this technology, so speakers of different languages can communicate in real-world tactical situations. A critical component is to generate data sets to train and evaluate the technologies. A novel approach was developed to collect these data, employing innovative data-collection and evaluation scenarios. This article describes the scenario methodology used for the TRANSTAC data collections and evaluations.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE