NEC announced today the development of automatic software for mobile phones that quickly and accurately provides interpretation of words and phrases commonly associated with travel. The new software is specialized for compact mobile phone CPUs and provides automatic interpretation from Japanese to English and English to Japanese. The accuracy, speed and capacity of both the voice recognition and automatic interpretation engines have been significantly improved and adapted for mobile. The accuracy of NEC’s voice recognition software under noisy conditions has been significantly improved, while the size of the device has been considerably reduced.
Demonstrations of the software have been embedded in NEC prototype mobile phone, which independently provide interpretation without the need for network connections or outside servers. Only a few moments are required for the software to recognize a word or phrase before an interpretation is conveniently displayed.