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Language translation: from English to Spanish

Can anyone confirm that "Statistical Machine Translation" is the proper route to take if I want to translate data of one language into another language for an AI system that reads text and turns it into speech?

To be a bit more clear:  
I am working with a technology that if the user types a question into a text-box, the computer will respond via speech (TTS).  I would like for a user to type the Spanish questions and the AI will respond verbally in Spanish too.  Currently, the entire system is in English.

Thanks for any input!
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BuggyCoderCommented:
you need to use one of the many translation APIs provided by google Tranlation API Set.
http://code.google.com/apis/language/

for playing the converted text, here is another of google's tools:-
http://weston.ruter.net/projects/google-tts/#hl=es&text=hello+how+areyou
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ModifyMeAuthor Commented:
Very helpful, thank you!
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BuggyCoderCommented:
you are welcome, glad that i could help
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