Aikuma is a free Android App for recording and translating spoken language. Make your own recordings, share them, and translate recordings into other languages.
A special feature of Aikuma is its voice-driven translation mode. Hold the phone to your ear and listen, and interrupt to give a commentary or translation. The phone records what you say and lines it up with the original. Now the meaning is also preserved.
Aikuma means “meeting” in Usarufa, a language of Papua New Guinea where this technology was first tested.
- Large-scale text collection for unwritten languages (Hanke & Bird, 2013, IJCNLP)
- The Effect of Respeaking on Transcription Accuracy (Bettinson, 2013, honours thesis)