Sabine Atwell


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Toward an Interagency Language Roundtable Based Assessment of Speech-to-Speech Translation Capabilities
Douglas Jones | Timothy Anderson | Sabine Atwell | Brian Delaney | James Dirgin | Michael Emots | Neil Granoein | Martha Herzog | Timothy Hunter | Sargon Jabri | Wade Shen | Jurgen Sottung
Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas: Technical Papers

We present observations from three exercises designed to map the effective listening and speaking skills of an operator of a speech-to-speech translation system (S2S) to the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale. Such a mapping is non-trivial, but will be useful for government and military decision makers in managing expectations of S2S technology. We observed domain-dependent S2S capabilities in the ILR range of Level 0+ to Level 1, and interactive text-based machine translation in the Level 3 range.