Paper: Pause As A Phrase Demarcator For Speech And Language Processing

ACL ID C94-2159
Title Pause As A Phrase Demarcator For Speech And Language Processing
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

In spontaneous speech understanding a sophisticated in- tegration of speech recognition and language processing is espceially crucial. However, the two modnles are tra- ditionally designed independently, with independent lin- guistie rules. In Japanese spc.ech recognition the bun- sctsu phrase is the basic processing unit and in language processing the sentence is the basic unit. This difference has made it impracticM to use a unique set of linguistic rules for both types of processing. Further, spontaneous speech contains unexpected utterances other than well- formed sentences, while lingnistic rules for both speech and language processing expect well-formed sentences. They therefore fail to process everyday spoken language. To bridge the gap between speech and language process- ing, we p...