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 NEC develops real-time Japanese-to-English mobile translation software

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Date posted: 03/12/2007

NEC has developed a system that can understand around 50,000 Japanese words and translate them to English text on the mobile's display in just a second or two.

The software was made compact enough to "operate on a small microchip mounted in a cellphone," and was designed especially to help users convert common travel phrases. It is technically feasible to make the English translation vocal, but according to NEC spokesman Mitsumasa Fukumoto, the firm is not looking into that possibility at the moment.

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