IDEA: An Interactive Dialogue Translation Demo System Using Furhat Robots
We showcase IDEA, an Interactive DialoguE trAnslation system using Furhat robots, whose novel contributions are: (i) it is a web service-based application combining translation service, speech recognition service and speech synthesis service; (ii) it is a task-oriented hybrid machine translation system combining statistical and neural machine learning methods for domain-specific named entity (NE) recognition and translation; and (iii) it provides user-friendly interactive interface using Furhat robot with speech input, output, head movement and facial emotions. IDEA is a case-study demo which can efficiently and accurately assist customers and agents in different languages to reach an agreement in a dialogue for the hotel booking.
KeywordsDialogue translation Furhat robot Entity translation
We would like to thank the reviewers for their valuable and constructive comments. This research is supported by the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology, funded under the SFI Research Centres Programme (Grant 13/RC/2106), and by SFI Industry Fellowship Programme 2016 (Grant 16/IFB/4490).
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