US Patent No. 9,292,499

AUTOMATIC TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION APPARATUS AND METHOD


Patent No. 9,292,499
Issue Date March 22, 2015
Title Automatic Translation And Interpretation Apparatus And Method
Inventorship Soo-Jong Lee, Daejeon (KR)
Sang-Hun Kim, Daejeon (KR)
Jeong-Se Kim, Daejeon (KR)
Seung Yun, Daejeon (KR)
Min-Kyu Lee, Daejeon (KR)
Sang-Kyu Park, Daejeon (KR)
Assignee ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Daejeon (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,292,499

1. An automatic translation and interpretation apparatus comprising:
a speech input unit for receiving an audio speech signal in a first language;
a text input unit for receiving text in the first language;
a sentence recognition unit for recognizing a sentence in the first language desired to be translated, the sentence recognition
unit configured to recognize the sentence in the first language upon the speech input unit receiving the audio speech signal
by extracting speech features from the audio speech signal received by the speech input unit, and the sentence recognition
unit further configured to recognize the sentence in the first language upon the text input unit receiving the text by measuring
a similarity of each word of the text received by the text input unit;

a translation unit for translating the recognized sentence in the first language into a sentence in a second language;
a speech output unit for outputting uttered sound of the translated sentence in the second language in speech; and
a text output unit for converting the uttered sound of the translated sentence in the second language into text transcribed
in the first language and outputting the text.