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VoiceTra: At the Hospital (J to E, Korean subtitle)

If I could communicate more freely with people across the world...
Multilingual speech translation technology will make that wish come true.
We are now going to introduce some near future scenarios using VoiceTra.
5 years later, At the Hospital (J to E, Korean subtitle)

VoiceTra: At the Hospital (J to E, Chinese subtitle)

If I could communicate more freely with people across the world...
Multilingual speech translation technology will make that wish come true.
We are now going to introduce some near future scenarios using VoiceTra.
5 years later, At the Hospital (J to E, Chinese subtitle)

VoiceTra: At the Hospital (J to E, English subtitle)

If I could communicate more freely with people across the world...
Multilingual speech translation technology will make that wish come true.
We are now going to introduce some near future scenarios using VoiceTra.
5 years later, At the Hospital (J to E, English subtitle)

VoiceTra: Serving Customers (J to K, Korean subtitle)

If I could communicate more freely with people across the world...
Multilingual speech translation technology will make that wish come true.
We are now going to introduce some near future scenarios using VoiceTra.
3 years later, Serving Customers (J to K, Korean subtitle)

VoiceTra: Serving Customers (J to K, Chinese subtitle)

If I could communicate more freely with people across the world...
Multilingual speech translation technology will make that wish come true.
We are now going to introduce some near future scenarios using VoiceTra.
3 years later, Serving Customers (J to K, Chinese subtitle)

VoiceTra: Serving Customers (J to K, English subtitle)

If I could communicate more freely with people across the world...
Multilingual speech translation technology will make that wish come true.
We are now going to introduce some near future scenarios using VoiceTra.
3 years later, Serving Customers (J to K, English subtitle)

VoiceTra: In travel (J to C, Korean subtitle)

If I could communicate more freely with people across the world...
Multilingual speech translation technology will make that wish come true.
We are now going to introduce some near future scenarios using VoiceTra.
1 year later, In travel (J to C, Korean subtitle)

VoiceTra: In travel (J to C, Chinese subtitle)

If I could communicate more freely with people across the world...
Multilingual speech translation technology will make that wish come true.
We are now going to introduce some near future scenarios using VoiceTra.
1 year later, In travel (J to C, Chinese subtitle)

VoiceTra: In travel (J to C, English subtitle)

If I could communicate more freely with people across the world...
Multilingual speech translation technology will make that wish come true.
We are now going to introduce some near future scenarios using VoiceTra.
1 year later, In travel (J to C, English subtitle)

VoiceTra Video Guide: Introduction to VoiceTra

This video explains expected situations in which VoiceTra (a multilingual speech translation application for smartphones researched and developed by NICT) is helpful.

VoiceTra Video Guide: Introduction to VoiceTra(Chinese)

This video explains expected situations in which VoiceTra (a multilingual speech translation application for smartphones researched and developed by NICT) is helpful.

VoiceTra Video Guide: Introduction to VoiceTra(Korean)

This video explains expected situations in which VoiceTra (a multilingual speech translation application for smartphones researched and developed by NICT) is helpful.

VoiceTra Video Guide: How to Use VoiceTra

This video explains how to use VoiceTra (a multilingual speech translation application for smartphones researched and developed by NICT) properly and precautions for use.

VoiceTra Video Guide: How to Use VoiceTra(Chinese)

This video explains how to use VoiceTra (a multilingual speech translation application for smartphones researched and developed by NICT) properly and precautions for use.

VoiceTra Video Guide: How to Use VoiceTra(Korean)

This video explains how to use VoiceTra (a multilingual speech translation application for smartphones researched and developed by NICT) properly and precautions for use.

Introducing a support tool for communicating with the hearing impaired (30 sec. version)

Communication through writing is usual between those with normal hearing and those with hearing impairments if sign language cannot be commonly used. However, the hearing impaired may not get the information that they need because we often hesitate to communicate in writing that may take time or be burdensome. "KoeTra" supports smooth communication by utilizing both speech recognition and speech synthesis technology.

Introducing a support tool for communicating with the hearing impaired (2 min. version)

Communication through writing is usual between those with normal hearing and those with hearing impairments if sign language cannot be commonly used. However, the hearing impaired may not get the information that they need because we often hesitate to communicate in writing that may take time or be burdensome. "KoeTra" supports smooth communication by utilizing both speech recognition and speech synthesis technology.

Multilingual Translation Laboratory

Overview, VoiceTra4U-M and Minnano Honyaku(Translation for everyone)

Spoken Language Communication Laboratory

Overview, VoiceTra4U-M, AssisTra and Kyo no Osusume

Large-scale Multilingual Translation (TexTra)

TexTra is a text-based multilingual translation application for travel conversation developed by National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). This translation system was created using the most state-of-the-art translation technology and boasts the highest quality in the world, overpowering existing multilingual systems with its translation rate of around 80%. It can handle twenty-one languages, allowing it to cover nearly every part of the globe.

The First Asian Network-Based Speech-to-Speech Translation System by the A-STAR Consortium

The NICT MASTAR Project,in collaboration with A-STAR Consortium member laboratories in Korea,Thailand,Indonesia,China,India,Vie_tnam,and Singapore,has successfully developed the world's first network-based speech-to-speech translation system for Asian languages. This achievement is a continuation of work which began at ATR and is based on C-STAR research results. On July 29,2009,NICT(the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) and other A-STAR member laboratories carried out a field test to demonstrate this brand new translation system.