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DARPA translator hits the field

It's always good to see Advanced Research Projects Agency work get called up for active service. The Joint Forces Command has ordered 35 laptops with language translation software for testing in Iraq, various publications are reporting. IBM Corp., of Armonk N.Y. is supplying the units, which are Panasonic Toughbooks loaded with IBM Research software. The software translates Iraqi Arabic into English and vice versa: One user speaks into a microphone and the computer quickly produces both a written synthesized voice translation into the other language. To develop the software IBM built on work from earlier DARPA translation projects.

--Posted by Joab Jackson

Posted by Joab Jackson on Oct 13, 2006 at 9:39 AM


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