Paper: A Model for Robust Processing of Spontaneous Speech by Integrating Viable Fragments

ACL ID C98-2224
Title A Model for Robust Processing of Spontaneous Speech by Integrating Viable Fragments
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

We describe the design and function of a robust pro- cessing component which is being developed for the Verbmobil speech translation system. Its task con- sists of collecting partial analyses of an input utter- ance produced by three parsers and attempting to combine them into more meaningful, larger units. It is used as a fallback mechanism in cases where no complete analysis spanning the whole input can be achieved, owing to spontaneous speech phenomena or speech recognition errors.