Paper: Activity Detection For Information Access To Oral Communication

ACL ID H01-1001
Title Activity Detection For Information Access To Oral Communication
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2001
Authors

Oral communication is ubiquitous and carries important in- formation yet it is also time consuming to document. Given the development of storage media and networks one could just record and store a conversation for documentation. The question is, however, how an interesting information piece would be found in a large database. Traditional informa- tion retrieval techniques use a histogram of keywords as the document representation but oral communication may o er additional indices such as the time and place of the rejoinder and the attendance. An alternative index could be the ac- tivity such as discussing, planning, informing, story-telling, etc. This paper addresses the problem of the automatic de- tection of those activities in meeting situation and everyday rejoinders. Several extensio...