October 22, 2012
Mobile Technologies Launches All-in-One Speech Translation Tool for Travelers
By Anil Sharma
Mobile Technologies, LLC, developers of the popular “Jibbigo” speech-to-speech foreign language translation apps, has launched an all-in-one speech translation tool for travelers.
Officials with Mobile Technologies said that “Jibbigo Translator”, which has been designed with the international traveler in mind, is a free translation app for the iPhone (News - Alert), iPad, and iPod Touch, enabling unlimited online translations in more than 20 languages and dialects, plus the option to download offline translators for use when traveling overseas or whenever an Internet connection is not guaranteed.
Company officials pointed out that users can also download regional bundles of offline translators for multi-country tours.
According to company officials, supported languages and dialects include-English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Thai, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Bulgarian, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Catalan, Arabic, Pashto, Filipino/Tagalog, and Esperanto.
Additional languages are currently in development, company officials said.
Jibbigo is a developer of speech translation apps for iOS and Android (News - Alert) devices, having introduced a speech translation app in 2009. Jibbigo’s apps leverage advanced speech recognition and machine translation technology developed by Mobile Technologies, LLC, under the direction of founder Dr. Alex Waibel, who is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the U.S. and at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.
Back in June, Mobile Technologies had unveiled first real-time lecture translation system.
The real-time lecture translation system is the latest invention from Mobile Technologies, together with its partners at KIT. Mobile Technologies' simultaneous lecture translation platform is a cloud-based system, built on over 20 years of advanced research in speech recognition and machine translation.
The lecture translation system uses speech recognition technology to automatically transcribe the speech of the lecturer in real time, and then uses advanced machine translation technology to instantly translate the speech into additional languages. Using the current version of the system, students in the classroom can view live English subtitles using any Web-enabled device.
Edited by Brooke Neuman