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ACTIVITY_TITLE

Meeting Translation for NATO Operations (Speech and Language Processing, Project 8)

ACTIVITY_NUMBER

IST-102

CLASSIFICATION

UU

ACTIVITY_STATUS_LABEL

2

ACTIVITY_LABEL

RTG

START_DATE

01/01/2012

END_DATE

31/12/2016

ACTIVITY_OPEN_TO_PARTNERS

1

KEYWORDS

Military environments; speech synthesis; speech communication; speech recognition; assessment; training; electronic warfare; natural language processing; standardization; language identification;machine translation; speaker identification.

BACKGROUND

Language is a major obstacle to the communication among multinational personnel. Personnel must communicate in addition to their own language, in an official NATO language. For multi-national meetings, such as IST Panel meetings, this may cause a reduced efficiency. By integrating machine translation with other related communications technologies, such as speech recognition and synthesis, speaker and language identification, NATO personnel can work successfully in meetings. Standardized assessment methods using real meeting data and specifications for both commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and for development of new technology are required.

OBJECTIVES

To address these subjects a representative, multilingual, database of dialogues (both text and speech) is required. A relevant option is to collect these dialogues during NATO meetings, such as IST Panel meetings. One or more prototype systems would be developed and evaluated collaboratively within the Research Task Group. The prototypes could be standalone on a laptop or desktop computer or network based using multiple computers on a wide-area network. All specified applications could be assessed with such a methodology.

TOPICS

The project should consist of: (1) Specification of one or more meeting domains, and language pairs. (2) Assessment of systems and component technology can be performed. The results should be summarized in: (3) A standard or recommendation document. Final

ACTIVITY_SUB_NUMBER

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