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Development of Domain-Specific Scenarios for Training and Evaluation of Two-Way, Free Form, Spoken Language Translation Devices

Published

Author(s)

Brian A. Weiss, Marnie Menzel

Abstract

To create effective and accurate two-way, free form, spoken language translation devices, they must be supplied with appropriate training data. The goal of the DARPA TRANSTAC (Spoken Language Communication and Translation System for Tactical Use) program is to demonstrate capabilities to rapidly develop and field this technology so speakers of different languages can communicate with one another in real-world tactical situations. A critical component is to generate data sets to both train and evaluate the technologies. A novel approach was developed to collecting these data through the creation of innovative data collection and evaluation scenarios. This paper describes the scenario generation methodology used to support the TRANSTAC data collections and evaluations.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2009 International Test and Evaluation Association Symposium
Conference Dates
September 28-October 1, 2009
Conference Location
Baltimore, MD

Keywords

Performance evaluation, TRANSTAC, speech-to-speech translation systems, military technology

Citation

Weiss, B. and Menzel, M. (2009), Development of Domain-Specific Scenarios for Training and Evaluation of Two-Way, Free Form, Spoken Language Translation Devices, Proceedings of the 2009 International Test and Evaluation Association Symposium, Baltimore, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=903027 (Accessed January 24, 2022)
Created October 1, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017