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Most of the Web-based methods for lexicon augmenting consist in capturing global semantic features of the targeted domain in order to collect relevant documents from the Web. We suggest that the local context of the out-of-vocabulary (OOV) words contains relevant information on the OOV words. With this information, we propose to use the Web to build locally-augmented lexicons which are used in a final local decoding pass. Our experiments confirm the relevance of the Web for the OOV word retrieval. Different methods are proposed to retrieve the hypothesis words. Finally we present the integration of new words in the transcription process based on part-of-speech models. This technique allows to recover 7.6% of the significant OOV words and the accuracy of the system is improved.
Date of Conference: March 31 2008-April 4 2008