6. Machine Translation (Germany)
Description: Machine translation technology can be used in the C3 area for information exchange between U.S. and allied forces in combined operations.
Justification: There is a significant amount of research and development in the area of machine translation being done in Germany. The German Army has developed a prototype translation system consisting of a 16-channel recorder, a server, two workstations, and an electronic military lexicon. The Germans are interested in cooperation in the further development of this capability, particularly in the areas of language identification, speaker identification, and automatic translation. Additionally, there is world class research in machine translation being done in Germany at Siemens and the University of Karlsruhe.
Implementation: The umbrella agreement concerning Technical Research and Development Projects with Germany could be used to set up a Project Agreement (PA) covering this technology.
Dr. Rodney Smith
Army Materiel Command
5001 Eisenhower Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22333-0001
Ms. Annette Chomsky
US Army CECOM
Ft. Monmouth, NJ 07703