JANUS: A speech-to-speech translation system using connectionist and symbolic processing strategies

Alex Waibel, Ajay N. Jain, Arthur E. McNair, Hiroaki Saito, Alexander G. Hauptmann, Joe Tebelskis

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Abstract

The authors present JANUS, a speech-to-speech translation system that utilizes diverse processing strategies including dynamic programming, stochastic techniques, connectionist learning, and traditional AI knowledge representation approaches. JANUS translates continuously spoken English utterances into Japanese and German speech utterances. The overall system performance on a corpus of conference registration conversations is 87%. Two versions of JANUS are compared: one using a LR parser (JANUS1) and one using a connectionist parser (JANUS2). Performance results were mixed, with JANUS1 deriving benefit from a tighter language model and JANUS2 benefitting from greater flexibility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages793-796
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)078030033
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1991 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP 91 - Toronto, Ont, Can
Duration: 1991 May 141991 May 17

Publication series

NameProceedings - ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0736-7791

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1991 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP 91
CityToronto, Ont, Can
Period91/5/1491/5/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Waibel, A., Jain, A. N., McNair, A. E., Saito, H., Hauptmann, A. G., & Tebelskis, J. (1991). JANUS: A speech-to-speech translation system using connectionist and symbolic processing strategies. In Anon (Ed.), Proceedings - ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (pp. 793-796). (Proceedings - ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing; Vol. 2). Publ by IEEE.