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The Interpreter in the Laptop


KIT's soundless communication system

Researchers will demonstrate at CeBIT a system that measures the muscle activity in a person's face to enable soundless communication.

Credit: Deutsche Messe Hannover

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) scientists will demonstrate several research projects at the upcoming CeBIT conference. In KIT's language-to-language translation device, automatic language recognition is combined with automatic translation and language synthesis technologies. The system serves as an automatic interpreter of lectures and parliamentary debates. It recognizes and translates language in real time and can be read as a continuously output text or heard over loudspeakers or smartphones.

KIT researchers also have developed a system, based on the principle of electromyography, which enables people to speak soundlessly and still to be understood by a conversational partner.

Meanwhile, the KIT Institute for Cryptography and Security developed a system that enables mobile users to generate a joint secret that can be used for encoding communications. The system creates a "joint key" for communication partners from the interferences of the radio transmission channel.

KIT researchers also have developed Semantic Media Wiki, an extension of the Media Wiki software that enables users to typify cross references within a Wiki.

From Karlsruche Institute of Technology
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