Friday, November 9, 2012

Microsoft Demoes Speech Translation Which Actually Works Pretty Well

Google translate is a tool which is pretty relevant to use and sometimes deem to be very useful. Microsoft Research however has been testing a speech translation technology which is about ready to be published and they gave it a demo. Their program is different as it translates spoken text and talks it out in the correct order.  
Just over two years ago, researchers at Microsoft Research and the University of Toronto made another breakthrough. By using a technique called Deep Neural Networks, which is patterned after human brain behavior, researchers were able to train more discriminative and better speech recognizers than previous methods.
[...] 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.
Source: Phonearena 
Please Subscribe To Our Page, Like Our Facebook PageFollow Our Google Plus Page And Follow Our Twitter Page