Paper: The HCRC Map Task Corpus: Natural Dialogue For Speech Recognition

ACL ID H93-1005
Title The HCRC Map Task Corpus: Natural Dialogue For Speech Recognition
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
Authors

The HCRC Map Task corpus has been collected and transcribed in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and recently published on CD-ROM. This effort was made possible by funding from the British Economic and Social Research Council. The corpus is composed of 128 two-person conver- sations in both high-quality digital audio and orthographic transcriptions, amounting to 18 hours and 150,000 words respectively. The experimental design is quite detailed and complex, allowing a number of different phone- mic, syntactico-semantic and pragmatic con- trasts to be explored in a controlled way. The corpus is a uniquely valuable resource for speech recognition research in particular, as we move from developing systems intended for con- trolled use by familiar users to systems intended for less constrained circumstanc...