Microsoft makes strides in direct speech translation, we hope to see it in Windows Phones (video)
[...] We have been able to reduce the word error rate for speech by over 30% compared to previous methods. This means that rather than having one word in 4 or 5 incorrect, now the error rate is one word in 7 or 8.
2. jhp2025 (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
this is what I've been waiting for since the first StarWars movie I've ever seen! no time to wait for it Bill...!
3. nbringer (Posts: 178; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
"when they serve you food that still looks like it's moving" - or looks like a hamburger...
4. rsxl5 (Posts: 65; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
XXI century breakthrough announcement 480p....
Well, I'm not native speaker of Chinese but I do speak Chinese for last 9 years and we still have very long way to go (despite the fact that Chinese grammatic is very in-complex (not like ie: French or Polish one),
From what I see part of the translation is not exactly the same (or as shown in a sentence below it's incorrect (7m23s)). It's understandable for me in both languages but due to the fact that I did a few languages (while younger) I always look for closest match to make sens. It's still word-copy translation thou.
- 'I'm speaking in English and and hopefully you will hear me speaking Chinese in my own voice'
Word 'Chinese' from English sentence was translated as a Chinese Person (中国人) instead of Chinese Language (华语 or other word describing language (they have a few of them)).
(IMO) Proper translation would be rather:
5. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
he already said we still have to go a long way. so......
6. fervid (Posts: 173; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
That sounds more like a where is it used context. Chinese could mean the language or the people. Much like other things in the English language that speach applications have issues with- Like Dr. - Does that mean Drive like a street or Doctor like the person. Then you have words like read that can be pronounced two different ways. It is going to be difficult for a computer to handle every case. Much like teaching a 3yr old to speak and why things are said certain ways.