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National Institute of Standards and Technology Tests Afghan Language Translation Devices for U.S. Troops



"This report is nearly a year old, but the technology is fascinating, Captain" ...



... "For the past four years, scientists at NIST have been conducting detailed performance evaluations of speech translation systems for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Previous systems used microphones and portable computers. In the most recent tests, the NIST team evaluated three two-way, real-time, voice-translation devices designed to improve communications between the U.S. military and non-English speakers in foreign countries." ...

Breaking the Language Barrier: NIST Tests Afghan Language Translation Devices for U.S. Troops
 
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