PROPICTO in a nutshell
PROPICTO is a French-Swiss bilateral project, funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) respectively. This 4-year research program is conducted as a collaboration between the Department of Translation Technology (TIM) at University of Geneva and the Study Group for Machine Translation and Automated Processing of Languages and Speech (GETALP), attached to the Grenoble Informatics Laboratory (LIG).
The overall goal of PROPICTO (French acronym standing for PRojection du langage Oral vers des unités PICTOgraphiques) is to create Speech-to-Pictograph translation systems enabling a conversion from a French speech input into pictograph sequences, and thus to enhance communication access for non-French speakers (allophones) or people with cognitive impairments. Our aim is to firstly implement our translating devices within emergency medical settings (and more specifically at Geneva University Hospitals, HUG), but we also plan to extend it into other domains and environments.