A WEB-BASED MULTILINGUAL UTTERANCE COLLECTION SYSTEM FOR THE MEDICAL FIELD

Takashi Yoshino, Ryuichi Nishimura, Taku Fukushima

Abstract

We have developed a web-based multilingual utterance collection system, named OTOCKER, for the medical field. The purpose of OTOCKER is to act as a voice data collection platform for intercultural communication. Although speech synthesis systems have improved significantly, fluent and smooth speech synthesis is still a problem. Currently, it is difficult to synthesize speech in different languages. In the medical field, in particular, it is important that the intended meaning of spoken words be conveyed effectively along with the different nuances. Therefore, we use an utterance collection system that collects people voices directly. The limitations of this system are (1) an insufficient number of correct sentences pertaining to the medical field and (2) that easy participation in both voice record and collection are difficult. We can solve the first problem by using a system that collects parallel medical texts. The second problem can be solved by using w3voice - a web-based voice-recording system. This system can run only on a web browser. This paper presents the design of OTOCKER, its prototype, and the results of its trial.

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Yoshino T., Nishimura R. and Fukushima T. (2009). A WEB-BASED MULTILINGUAL UTTERANCE COLLECTION SYSTEM FOR THE MEDICAL FIELD . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8111-81-4, pages 370-375. DOI: 10.5220/0001844503700375


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@conference{webist09,
author={Takashi Yoshino and Ryuichi Nishimura and Taku Fukushima},
title={A WEB-BASED MULTILINGUAL UTTERANCE COLLECTION SYSTEM FOR THE MEDICAL FIELD},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2009},
pages={370-375},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001844503700375},
isbn={978-989-8111-81-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - A WEB-BASED MULTILINGUAL UTTERANCE COLLECTION SYSTEM FOR THE MEDICAL FIELD
SN - 978-989-8111-81-4
AU - Yoshino T.
AU - Nishimura R.
AU - Fukushima T.
PY - 2009
SP - 370
EP - 375
DO - 10.5220/0001844503700375