HYBRID, OFFLINE/ONLINE SPEECH TRANSLATION SYSTEM

  • US 20140337007A1
  • Filed: 06/12/2013
  • Published: 11/13/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/13/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A speech translation system comprising:

  • a translation server; and

    a client device that is configured for communicating with the translation server, wherein the client device comprises;

    a microphone;

    a processor connected to the microphone;

    a memory connected to the processor that stores instructions to be executed by the processor; and

    a speaker connected to the processor, wherein;

    the client device is for outputting via the speaker a translation of verbally input phrases from a first language to a second language; and

    the memory stores instructions such that;

    the processor determines the second language for input phrases received at the client device from a user of the client device;

    the processor receives from the user a translation mode setting for the client device for the translation of the verbally input phrase into the determined second language, the translation mode setting comprising one or more user-selected performance criteria indicating whether to perform translations at the client device or at the translation server;

    in response to the one or more user-selected performance criteria indicating performance of a translation at the client device, when the processor executes the instructions, the processor translates the input word phrases to the second language for output to the user; and

    in response to the one or more user-selected performance criteria indicating performance of a translation at the translation server;

    the client device sends to the translation server information associated with the input word phrases in the first language received by the client device;

    the translation server determines the translation to the second language of the input word phrases in the first language based on the data received via the wireless network from the client device; and

    the translation server transmits data regarding the translation to the second language of the input word phrases in the first language to the client device such that the client device outputs the translation to the second language of the input word phrases in the first language.

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