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Cross-Language Instant Messaging with Automatic Translation

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1 Author(s)
Che-Yu Yang ; Dept. of Inf. Manage., China Univ. of Technol., Taiwan

Along with the rapid development of Internet technologies, the instant messaging has become nowadays an important medium for a huge number of people to communicate with friends, family, and even colleagues while working. People who come from different corner of the world speak different native-languages. Even if the instant messaging technology is now so developed, there is a barrier to communication for people having different native-languages. This study tries to let people easily chat without having to be familiar with the others' native-language by integrating "instant messaging" and "machine translation" technologies. This shall overcome the language barrier to communication. Furthermore, with proper design, this mechanism can also facilitate conversation practice.

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Ubi-Media Computing (U-Media), 2011 4th International Conference on

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3-4 July 2011