Unified communication translation

A web-based speech translation service within a unified communication platform is introduced to support multilingual webinars. The lecturer’s speech is translated into another language and output as text chat. It demonstrates how the user experience, when using different devices in a communication setting, can be improved by using speech translation technology.

Automatic transcription of webinars

The unified communication platform Serenty is used to deliver presentations from a moderator/speaker to listeners connected over Internet. The listeners can listen over their device to what the moderator is saying to each slide. The listener's browser receives also the automatic transcription of what the speaker is saying as well as its translation into a language of their choice.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no 287658