NEC develops Japanese-English interpretation software for cell phones
The new software is specialized for compact cell phone CPUs and provides automatic interpretation from Japanese to English and English to Japanese. Demonstrations of the software have been embedded in NEC cell phones, which independently provide interpretation without the need for network connections or outside servers. Furthermore, only a few moments are required for the software to recognize a word or phrase before an interpretation is conveniently displayed.
NEC said the development stems from a high precision “compact and scalable voice recognition engine” and a “lexical-rule-based translation device.”