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Verbmobil Translation of Face-To-Face Dialogs

Wolfgang Wahlster
DFKI, DFKI Research Reports (RR), Vol. 93-34, 1993.


Verbmobil is a long-term project on the translation of spontaneous language in negotiation dialogs. We describe the goals of the project, the chosen discourse domains and the initial project schedule. We discuss some of the distinguishing features of Verbmobil and introduce the notion of translation on demand and variable depth of processing in speech translation. Finally, the role of anytime modules for efficient dialog translation in close to real time is described.