Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Parsing spoken phrases despite missing words

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Ward, W.H. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, USA ; Hauptmann, A.G. ; Stern, R.M. ; Chanak, T.

The authors compare the recognition accuracy obtained in forming sentence hypotheses using island-driven sentence parsers with parsers that hypothesize sentences in left-to-right fashion. Island-driven parsing algorithms are especially valuable in speech recognition systems because they can function more gracefully when not all of the correct words of an utterance were produced by the word hypothesizer. The inputs to both types of parsers consist of a lattice of candidate words, which are identified by their begin and end times, and the quality of the acoustic-phonetic match. Grammatical constraints are expressed by trigram models of sequences of lexical and semantic labels. The authors found that the island-driven parser produces parses with a higher percentage of correct words than the left-to-right parser is all cases considered. When the quality of the input lattices is extremely high, differences in parsing accuracy can be directly attributed to the superior ability of the island-driven parser to handle lattices with missing words. With lower-quality input, the accuracy of both types of parsers degrades, which is due to the creation of garden-path hypotheses and a lack of good words to serve as seeds for island formation

Published in:

Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1988. ICASSP-88., 1988 International Conference on

Date of Conference:

11-14 Apr 1988

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.