Dave Bryant


Machine Assistance in the Real World
Dave Bryant
Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (Volume 2: Users and Providers Track and Government Track)

We have all seen the successes of Machine Assisted captioning, translation, and voiceovers and we have also seen the embarrassing errors of the same engines. Real-life usage, of course, is somewhere between the two. This session will show a couple of real-life examples of Speech To Text (STT), Machine Translation (MT) and Text To Speech (TTS) using Neural voices. We will look at what you would expect to be a perfect candidate for Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) using multiple commercial engines and then seeing how well they can be transferred to a multiple MT engines. We will also see how its usage in AudioVisual Translation is different from a standard text translation. I will also give a brief demo of how well modern neural voices perform in multiple languages based on input from AVT timed text (vtt) format files.