On-the-fly translator

November 18, 2005

Wired News reports on a system that would allow US troops in Iraq to have their words immediately translated, helping alleviate the need to hire locals who may be threatened by terrorists for collaborating with the US (link via Digg):

The risky business of battle-zone translation could get a technological boost…as researchers prepare to test a system that instantly translates spoken conversations to and from English and Iraqi Arabic.

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