PT-STAR Project: Researchers Create a Speech Translation System for Portuguese

Researchers from the Portuguese universities and from Carnegie Mellon carried out a new system that automatically translates speech-to-speech for Portuguese, trying to keep the characteristics of the original voice. The project is called PT-STAR and includes a speech recognizer, a translation engine and a synthesizer. Interview with Luísa Coheur, researcher at INESC-ID, and the principal investigator of this CMU Portugal research project on the portuguese side. The project puts together researchers from INESC-ID,  LTI (Carnegie Mellon University), Universidade da Beira Interior, and from the Foundation of the Universidade de Lisboa.

Read the article in Portuguese at Ciência Hoje (July 30, 2012), Canal Superior Online (August 3, 2012).