This paper describes advances in the use of confusion networks as interface between automatic speech recognition and machine translation. In particular, it presents an implementation of a confusion network decoder which significantly improves both in efficiency and performance previous work along this direction. The confusion network decoder results as an extension of a state-of-the-art phrase-based text translation system. Experimental results in terms of decoding speed and translation accuracy are reported on a real-data task, namely the translation of plenary speeches at the European Parliament from Spanish to English.

Speech Translation by Confusion Network Decoding

Bertoldi, Nicola;Federico, Marcello
2007

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This paper describes advances in the use of confusion networks as interface between automatic speech recognition and machine translation. In particular, it presents an implementation of a confusion network decoder which significantly improves both in efficiency and performance previous work along this direction. The confusion network decoder results as an extension of a state-of-the-art phrase-based text translation system. Experimental results in terms of decoding speed and translation accuracy are reported on a real-data task, namely the translation of plenary speeches at the European Parliament from Spanish to English.
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