Paper: Construction Of Corpus-Based Syntactic Rules For Accurate Speech Recognition

ACL ID C92-2120
Title Construction Of Corpus-Based Syntactic Rules For Accurate Speech Recognition
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

This paper describes the syntactic rules which are applied in the Japanese speech recognition module of a speech-to-speech translation system. Japanese is considered to be a free word/phrase order language. Since syntactic rules are applied as constraints to re- duce the search space in speech recognition, apply- ing rules which take into account all possible phrase orders can have almost the same effect as using no constraints. Instead, we take into consideration the recognition weaknesses of certain syntactic categories and treat them precisely, so that a miuimal num- ber of rules can work most effectively. In this paper we first examine which syntactic categories are eas- ily misrecognized. Second, we consult our dialogue corpus, in order to provide the rules with great gen- erality. Ba...