Erica Costantini


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Communicative strategies and patterns of multimodal integration in a speech-to-speech translation system
Susanne Burger | Erica Costantini | Fabio Pianesi
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit IX: Papers

When multilingual communication through a speech-to-speech translation system is supported by multimodal features, e.g. pen-based gestures, the following issues arise concerning the nature of the supported communication: a) to what extend does multilingual communication differ from ‘ordinary’ monolingual communication with respect to the dialogue structure and the communicative strategies used by participants; b) the patterns of integration between speech and gestures. Building on the outcomes of a previous work, we present results from a study aimed at addressing those issues. The initial findings confirm that multilingual communication, and the way in which it is realized by actual systems (e.g., with or without the push-to-talk mode) affects the form and structure of the conversation.


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NESPOLE!’s Multilingual and Multimodal Corpus
Erica Costantini | Susanne Burger | Fabio Pianesi
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)

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A Multi-Perspective Evaluation of the NESPOLE! Speech-to-Speech Translation System
Alon Lavie | Florian Metze | Roldano Cattoni | Erica Costantini
Proceedings of the ACL-02 Workshop on Speech-to-Speech Translation: Algorithms and Systems