We believe launching a simple speech translation app before the Pilot launch will enable our users to become more familiar with speech translation technology and the Waverly Labs products
Speech & Text
The Pilot speech translation app allows users to translate between languages in two ways: speaking
or texting, depending on the languages
Speech Translation App
The Pilot speech translation app allows users to translate between languages in two ways: speaking or texting, depending on the languages. Users will select the source language and the target language. If the source language does not support speech recognition, a keyboard will appear to type the [words][phrase]. If your source language supports speech, simply press the microphone and begin speaking. The translation will appear soon after.
Speech translation is the action of translating one language into another language by speech, rather than text.
Currently, the Pilot speech translation app supports speech translation for the following 5 languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and English (other languages will be developed in the coming months). The app supports the following other languages for text translation: German, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Hindi
Currently, the Pilot translation app is designed for Romance-based languages. Additional language groups from the current text pool will be added soon, including Russian, East Asian, Middle Eastern and African languages. If you have a suggestion on which languages you would like to see added, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We rely on users’ feedback to outline our future languages. If you have a suggestion on which languages you would like to see added, please send us an email to email@example.com
The technology behind Speech Translation, which include machine translation and machine learning is subjective to several elements such as the speaker, the language chosen or even the context. In general, the more people use the technology, the better it gets.
The current version of the Pilot translation app requires Internet or data connection. Future versions of the app will allow for offline use.
The Phrasebook page allows users to store frequently used translations. This feature is convenient for offline translation needs as the user can store translation history and refer to it.