Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Instantaneous speech translation

Star Trek's universal translator may be coming to a Radio Shack near you some day: Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University unvieled a system for instantly translating human speech from one language into another.

A scientists demonstrated the system by giving a speech in English, which was translated into Spanish and German.

Who knows how much he "massaged" his speech in advance. But the point is, this is an important milestone in overcoming the language barrier.

—Mellow Monk

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