Aug 02 AT 10:52 AM Nick Gray 5 Comments

NIST and DARPA using Nexus One as testing device for TRANSTAC translation project

You might have already played around with Google Translate on your phone, but DARPA and NIST are teaming up to take real time translation to the next level. The DARPA project known as TRANSTAC (spoken language communication and TRANSlation system for TACtical use) is in the process of developing machine based translation devices for the military.

Technical details about the technology used in the project are scarce, but the short video demonstration clearly shows the Nexus One in action.  Currently, the focus is on Pashto, a native Afghani language, though NIST is also working on Dari and Iraqi Arabic (a few languages that you’re probably not going to find listed in Google Translate).  While the concept of using an Android device for translation isn’t new, we’re pretty excited to see that DARPA and NIST are using Android in their lineup for testing devices.

Via: IO9

Source: NIST

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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