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Human Language Technology: The Babel Fish
Number of Authors: 1
1999 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The essay describes some of the main problems which meet us when trying to process human language on a computer. The overall approach is to look at what we would need to do in order to be able to build a device with the same general functionality as Douglas Adams' Babel fish. That is, a device which can take utterances spoken in one language and instantly translate them into speech in some other language.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kista, Sweden: Swedish Institute of Computer Science , 1999, 1. , 13 p.
SICS Technical Report, ISSN 1100-3154 ; T99:09
Keyword [en]
Language Engineering, Spoken Language Machine Translation
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-14164OAI: diva2:1035451
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