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EMIME: Effective Multilingual Interaction in Mobile Environments

This is a technology or research stand, located in Zone R6 - Content and Knowledge. Stand number: R6-18

EMIME, the Effective Multilingual Interaction in Mobile Environments project is helping to overcome the language barrier.

The EMIME project is developing a mobile device that performs personalised speech-to-speech translation. The innovation concerns a user’s spoken input in one language which is used to produce the spoken output in another language, while continuing to sound like the user’s voice. EMIME will not only pick up and convert a language as it is being spoken, but it will be able to detect tone, pace of speech and accent. It has the potential to break down communication barriers worldwide since it is not just the words that you speak that are important – it is how you say it, too. By keeping the same voice in different languages you can avoid misunderstandings. This exhibit will provide a live demonstration of the technology developed so far.

Technical description

Coordinator: Simon KING (University of Edinburgh, Centre for Speech Technology Research, United Kingdom)

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