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Arabic Speech-Centered Machine Translation System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73593
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-101-2125
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
STREAMSAGE
1016 16th Street, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20036
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Arabic Speech-Centered Machine Translation System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-05-C-W005
Award Amount: $69,977.00
 

Abstract:

Today there is an incredible and rapidly growing amount of Arabic broadcast data available over the air and digitally. Furthermore this media is of high interest to governments and corporations worldwide. In the proposed work, StreamSage proposes to develop a new type of recognition and translation system that would greatly improve the accuracy with which the deluge of broadcast content can be automatically transcribed and translated for use by non-Arabic speakers. At the crux of the proposed system are new approaches for greatly reducing the errors in Arabic speech recognition and reducing the effect of recognition errors on translation accuracy. The goal of the project is to translate Arabic speech to English text with nearly the same accuracy as translating Arabic text to English by constructing a translation system from the ground up with a focus on the unique difficulties presented by spoken language.

Principal Investigator:

Evelyne Tzoukermann
Senior Researcher
2027222440
tzoukermann@streamsage.com

Business Contact:

Seth Murray
President
2027222440
murray@streamsage.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

STREAMSAGE
1016 16th Street, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20036

EIN/Tax ID: 522212083
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No